Speaking at the ceremony, Ambassador Nguyen Hong Thach emphasised that teaching Vietnamese language to Vietnamese children in Ukraine in general and Kiev in particular is very important, because the mother tongue will help them communicate with their relatives at the homeland, contributing to preserving and promoting Vietnamese language and culture in the host country.
It will also help increase career opportunities for those who want to live and work in the homeland in the future, he added.
Thach affirmed that the embassy is willing to create the most favourable conditions for children to learn their mother tongue.
For her part, Rector of the school Larisa Panteleivna expressed her delight at great efforts of the embassy and the educational establishment to organise the course amid difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is a meaningful activity right after the embassy and the school signed a cooperation agreement for the 2021-2026 period, she said.
After the ceremony, the embassy's working delegation visited a gallery space on President Ho Chi Minh in the school's campus.