Friday, February 11, 2005

Vice president welcomes overseas Vietnamese

Vietnam's Vice President Truong My Hoa met with overseas Vietnamese in Hanoi Feb. 4, praising their contributions to the homeland. The meeting was sponsored by the Foreign Ministry's Committee for overseas Vietnamese, the Vietnam Fatherland Front, and the Hanoi People's Committee. There are an estimated 2.7 million Vietnamese living and studying in 90 countries and territories. Remittances to Vietnam from overseas Vietnamese last year amounted to $3.2 billion, an increase of $600 million over the previous year. (Nhan Dan online, Feb. 5).


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