Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and
his entourage had a meeting with representatives from the Vietnamese community
in Romania and the staff of the Vietnamese Embassy in Bucharest on April 14th as
part of his official visit to the European country.
The overseas Vietnamese present at
the meeting expressed their joy at the recent socio-economic development in the
home country, and proposed that the Vietnamese Government bolster cultural
exchanges with Romania, and crated favourable conditions in terms of legal
framework for economic and cultural cooperation between the two countries.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (left) meets with overseas Vietnamese in Romania
They reported that the Vietnamese
community in Romania numbers about 500, and the community show strong solidarity
and mutual support in their daily life and integration into the host society.
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc affirmed that
overseas Vietnamese, including those in Romania, are an integral part and an
important resource of Vietnam. He informed that the Vietnamese Government has
implemented many programmes to help the OVs preserve their cultural
characteristics including the mother tongue, and called on the community to
continue support their homeland in national construction and defence.
The PM said he plans to hold talks
with his Romanian counterpart and meet with several Romanian leaders, during
which he will ask Romania, in the capacity as the rotary chair of the EU in the
first six months of 2019, to advocate the early signing of the EU-Vietnam Free
Trade Agreement (EV FTA).
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc is making an
official visit to Romania at the invitation of Romanian Prime Minister Viorica