15/10/2017 08:37 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Ambassador strives to bridge Vietnam with Czech localities

Prague, October 14 (VNA) – Vietnamese Ambassador to the Czech Republic Ho Minh Tuan paid a visit to Usti Region on October 13 in an effort to foster ties between Vietnam and Czech localities, bridge enterprises of the two sides and draw more attention from local authorities to the Vietnamese community here. 

The diplomat had meetings with Usti Region Governor Oldrick Bubenicek and the provincial committee for ethnic minority affairs Pavel Vodsedalek, where the two sides agreed to soon take bold steps to enhance cooperation between Usti and Vietnam’s cities and provinces. Ambassador Tuan suggested the two sides partner in mechanical engineering, mining, tourism, education, skilled worker training and more. 

About 8,000 Vietnamese people are living in Usti, forming the region’s third largest ethnic minority group. Tuan urged authorities in Usti to provide better support to the Vietnamese community so they can contribute more to the local society and preserve traditional culture and national identity. 

He also asked the region to create conditions for Vietnamese children to learn their mother tongue language and consider allocating a land for building of a Vietnamese cultural centre. 

He met with mayor of Plzen city Martin Zrzavecky a day before to discuss the possibility of cooperation in economics, tourism and culture between the city and Vietnamese localities and about the Vietnamese community here. 

Ambassador Tuan has been busy visiting cities and regions in the Czech Republic and meeting leaders there over the past three months.