Foreign Minister delivers Tet gifts to needy Vietnamese Cambodians

Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son met with leaders of the Khmer-Viet Nam Association and presented gifts to needy Cambodians of Vietnamese origin in Cambodia on January 19 as part of his two-day official visit to the neighbouring country.

President of the Khmer-Vietnam Association in Cambodia Sim Chy, on behalf of the Vietnamese expats there, receives pre-Tet gifts from Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son. (Photo: VNA)

President of the Khmer-Vietnam Association in Cambodia Sim Chy gave Son a brief update about the situation of the community of Cambodians of Vietnamese origin, the association’s main activities and how the community plans to celebrate Tet, Viet Nam’s traditional New Year holiday.

The association has been focusing on raising awareness of Cambodian legal regulations among the Vietnamese Cambodians and helping them handle legal papers, among others, he said.

All chapters of the association have upheld their role in inspiring and promoting the solidarity and mutual support among the community at the time of COVID-19, he added.

Son highly spoke of the Khmer-Viet Nam Association’s efforts, suggesting that its leaders and local chapters organise more practical activities for the community and act as a bridge between the two peoples during the Viet Nam - Cambodia Friendship Year 2022 when the two sides celebrate the 55th anniversary of their diplomatic ties.

He took the occasion to present 500 Tet gift packages, funded by the Vietnam Fatherland Front, to Vietnamese Cambodians affected by the pandemic.