National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan met with representatives from Vietnam-RoK families in Busan on December 5 as part of her ongoing official visit to the Republic of Korea.
|National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (sixth from right) and Mayor of Busan Oh Keo-don (sixth from left) in a photo with representatives from Vietnam-RoK families in Busan
The top legislator said she was glad to know that most multicultural families in the RoK are living happily and they always think of the homeland.
Vietnamese in the RoK in general and Vietnam-RoK multicultural families in particular are serving as an important bridge to forge connectivity, cooperation and development of the two nations, she stressed.
The Vietnamese Party, State and people always consider the overseas Vietnamese community an indispensable part of the nation, she affirmed.
She hoped the Vietnamese expats will regard the RoK as their second fatherland and make more contributions to the host country’s building and development.
The Chairwoman called on overseas Vietnamese to obey by the RoK law while promoting Vietnamese culture to help nurture and develop the bilateral friendship.
She pledged to instruct the National Assembly Office to send textbooks and books to Busan to help with the teaching of the Vietnamese language, culture and history in the overseas Vietnamese community.
At the meeting, Mayor of Busan Oh Keo-don affirmed that the city will support multicultural families and foreigners living, studying and working in Busan.
He noted that Busan is operating six agencies to support multicultural families and foreigners, including the Busan cultural centre which was set up in 2014 with the task of connecting multinational culture and hosting annual cultural day for the community of Asian people in Busan.