PM visits Overseas Vietnamese in New Zealand

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc made a visit to Auckland University of Technology and talked with some of the Vietnamese students and Overseas Vietnamese (OV) community in New Zealand on March 12, the first day of his official visit to the country.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Vietnamese students in New Zealand (Photo: VGP)
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Vietnamese students in New Zealand (Photo: VGP)

Speaking at the meeting, PM Phuc applauded the staff of the Vietnamese Embassy in New Zealand for fulfilling their diplomatic tasks, fostering Vietnam – New Zealand relations, and protecting and supporting OVs in the host country.

He briefed participants on the socio-economic situation at home from the beginning of 2018, noting with pleasure that the country is developing robustly.

He expressed his hope that the embassy’s staff and Vietnamese people in the country will make unceasing efforts in their work so as to improve themselves, support their families, and contribute to the homeland.

Regarding Vietnam – New Zealand relations, the Vietnamese Government leader stressed that cooperation activities between the two countries are still in the early stages and there is vast potential for more bilateral cooperation.

He called for further cooperation in the fields that New Zealand holds advantages in, such as developing green agriculture and infrastructure, in order to achieve two-way trade of US$2 billion by 2020.

He also requested the embassy to bolster bilateral cooperation in tourism, and education and training, while further assisting the Vietnamese community.

He also encouraged OV students in New Zealand to promote Vietnam’s tradition of study and gain strong academic results while promoting solidarity and mutual support in the OV community in the host country.