Promote the role of Vietnamese youth abroad in the construction of the country

Web.HCYU.26/07/2019. At the Conference on work on overseas Vietnamese, Mr. Le Quoc Phong, First Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, said that in recent years, the Youth Union has promoted exchange activities between young Vietnamese intellectuals living inside the country and abroad, creating opportunities for them to contribute to the country.

In the afternoon of July 25, in Hanoi, Ms. Truong Thi Mai, Member of the Politburo, Secretary of the Party Central Committee, Head of the Central Committee for Mass Mobilization and Mr. Pham Binh Minh, Politburo member, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs co-chaired the Conference on Work on Overseas Vietnamese.

Attending the Conference were Mr. Le Quoc Phong, Alternate member of the Party Central Committee, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, Chairman of the Vietnam Youth Federation,  as well as representatives of relevant ministries, departments and agencies.

The conference was organized to implement the Directive No. 45-CT/TW and the Politburo's Resolution No. 36-NQ/TW on work on overseas Vietnamese in new situation, as well as to thoroughly grasp the directive on foreign affairs of the 12th Party Congress, expressing the careful attention of senior leaders to work on overseas Vietnamese. This is also an opportunity for agencies to review, exchange and discuss, in order to further improve the effectiveness of their works.

Addressing at the Conference, Mr. Truong Thi Mai highly appreciated the institutionalization of the Resolution No. 36-NQ/TW and the Politburo's Directive No. 45-CT / TW on the work on overseas Vietnamese, as well as the participation of relevant ministries, departments and localities in this work. The 4.5-million-people overseas Vietnamese community is stable and integrating well into local societies. Overseas Vietnamese associations are increasingly consolidated in terms of organization, playing an important role in community solidarity, preserving and promoting the national cultural identity, bridging the friendly relations between Vietnam and other countries. Currently, there are about 500 overseas Vietnamese organizations around the world, including Vietnamese associations, business associations, intellectuals, youth - students, councilors, associations by profession, etc. 

However, Ms. Truong Thi Mai also stated that, the overseas Vietnamese community has to face with many difficulties and challenges, such as unstable legal status or some problems in the association works and generation transfer. At the same time, overseas Vietnamese also wish the State to create more favorable conditions for them to stick with their homeland.

Speaking at the conference, Mr. Le Quoc Phong, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union informed the situation and outstanding activities in solidifying Vietnamese youth abroad of the Ho Chi Communist Youth Union and other Vietnamese youth organizations.

By 2019, the Central Committee of the HCYU has established 03 overseas Union Boards in Russia, Cuba and China; 09 Unions of Students in England, France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Hungary, Thailand, Korea and Singapore; 03 Youth-Students Associations in Czech, Japan and Romania; coordinating to organize activities for Vietnamese overseas youth, together with Vietnam Youth-Students Association in countries where there is a large number of Vietnamese students.

In addition, the Central Committee of the HCYU, the National Union of Students annually send delegations to visit, work and support the activities of youth organizations in other countries; organize an online exchange between leaders of the Youth Union, the Union of Students, the Youth Federation with Vietnamese youth and students abroad.

Mr. Le Quoc Phong, First Secretary of The HCYU speaking at the conference
Mr. Le Quoc Phong, First Secretary of The HCYU speaking at the conference

In the past 5 years, there have been many pratical movements, activities, drawing the attention of many young people abroad. Typically, the Youth Festival of Vietnamese Students in Europe, seminars on career guidance and job orientation in France; the Leadership Program of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union in the Russian Federation; the annual Scientific Seminars of Vietnam Union of Students in Korea and Japan. Overseas youth delegates have been invited to important domestic activities such as: HCYU National Congress, Vietnam Youth Federation Nationa Congress, Vietnam National Union of Students National Congress, Young Talent Congress, etc.

In recent years, the Central Committee of the HCYU has promoted exchanging activities between young Vietnamese intellectuals in and outside the country, creating opportunities for them to contribute to the country. The first Global Young Vietnamese Intellectuals Forum in 2018 was successfully organized, attracting 70 young Vietnamese intellectuals from 20 countries participating. The Central Committee of the HCYU expects to continue organizing the 2nd Forum in Hanoi in November 2019.

To conclude the conference, Mr. Pham Binh Minh, Member of the Politburo, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs emphasized that the work on overseas Vietnamese always draw the attention of the Party and State leaders, as well as of the whole political system.

He highly appreciated the interest, participation and coordination of ministries and agencies, especially in making policies, meeting the needs and desire of the overseas Vietnamese, relating to issues such as: permanent residence, immigration, real estate, nationality, investment.

In the coming time, Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh asked ministries and agencies to pay attention to and resolve issues of overseas Vietnamese, including reviewing, supplementing and completing mechanisms, policies and law, which create favorable legal corridors for overseas Vietnamese to invest, manufacture, trade and dedicate knowledge, meeting the requirements of the task of national construction and defense.

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