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(HCM CityWeb)- On occasion of 70th anniversary of August Revolution (Aug 19 1945-Aug 19 2015) and National Day of Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Sep 2 1945-Sep 2 2015), on Sep 1, Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs-HCMC organized a get-together, Vice Chairman of HCMC People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem attended.
Mr. Pham Van Hai, Chairman of Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs-HCMC said Vietnamese overseas in the last 70 years have had a strong attachment to the country, help each other and help expand friendship relations between Vietnam and international countries. Most of them came back and made contributions to the development of Vietnam. Vietnamese overseas have engaged in protecting sovereignty of island of Vietnam.
In recent years, HCMC has paid special attention to Vietnamese overseas. There is thousands of Vietnamese overseas returning Vietnam through Tan Son Nhat International Airport, 2000-3000 Vietnamese overseas and their relatives contact Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs to understand policies, laws related to business, investment, labor, residence, land, housing, nationality, etc. from 20014-July 2015, the amount of Overseas national currency exchange sent to HCMC reached US$40 billion via trade banks, accounting for 40-60% of that of the whole country. Mr. Hai affirmed that the Committee will advise HCMC Party’s Committee, People’s Committee to work out practical policies for overseas Vietnamese, encouraging them to participate into socio-economic programs in the spirit of the Resolution of The Party Congress X of HCMC.
Addressing at the get-together, Mr. Le Thanh Liem said in the last 70 years, Vietnam has achieved encouraging results thanks to efforts, solidarity of the Party, people, soldiers, etc. Vietnam has remained its social, political stability while developed economy, culture and deeply engaged into international integration, overseas Vietnamese has made big contribution to this process.
Mr. Liem stated that overseas Vietnamese is an indispensable part of construction and development of HCMC. Many experts, intellectuals have participated in teaching activities in universities, hospitals, big projects, giving their hands in strengthening friendship relations between HCMC and foreign localities. Thousands of overseas Vietnamese joined their hands in charity activities, supporting victims of natural disasters, building schools, giving scholarships, etc. This proves that overseas Vietnamese is always looking back to their homelands.
Mr. Liem stressed HCMC has been making efforts in taking care of overseas Vietnamese, removing any barriers for them, renewing many administrative procedures, creating open and clear legal frameworks for overseas Vietnamese to do business and investment in HCMC. He expressed his hope that overseas Vietnamese will continue to uphold the spirit of patriotism and national pride, keeping close contacts with families and homeland, overcoming difficulties, challenges, making contributions to the construction and development of HCMC.