|Participants pose for a group photo at the event__Photo: VNA
The Overseas Vietnamese Businessmen Association on January 27 held its 4th congress in Ho Chi Minh City to review its operations in the 2018-23 tenure and set out directions and tasks for the 2023-28 period.
Addressing the event, Nguyen Manh Dong, Vice Chairman of the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs, affirmed that the Party and State always consider the Vietnamese community abroad as an inseparable part of the nation, and that the community’s growth will contribute to affirming the country's position.
He acknowledged and thanked the association for its positive and important contributions to economic growth as well as other achievements of the homeland.
The association had many practical and effective activities, especially of trade promotion and those to connect businesses, and developed distribution channels for Vietnamese goods abroad, he said.
It actively mobilized VND 200 billion (over USD 8.1 million) from OVs and businesses to support volunteer activities, especially during the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in the homeland, he added.
Dong expressed his belief that the association will constantly strive to innovate activities, strengthen solidarity to accomplish its set goals.
He pledged that the committee will continue to closely accompany the association and all of its members, striving to build an increasingly strong community of Vietnamese people abroad, contributing to promoting industrialization, modernization and international integration of Vietnam.
The congress passed a resolution emphasizing the need for innovation in organization and operations, and expanding operation towards forming a global network to further promote cooperation between Vietnam and other countries in the fields of economics, trade, science and technology.
Grouping over 400 members from 40 countries and territories, in recent years, the association has effectively implemented hundreds of investment and trade promotion activities, helping introduce and promote Vietnam's exports. The organization mobilizes OVs and the Vietnamese business community abroad to send remittances worth USD 19 billion in 2023.- (VNA/VLLF)