State leader meets young Vietnamese living and studying overseas who returned home for the camp.
Vietnam Summer Camp is held annually by the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs and this year is taking place from July 13 to 31, gathering together more than 160 young Vietnamese expatriates in 22 countries and territories around the world who have returned home for the camp.
State President Truong Tan Sang attended the camp on July 14 and encouraged the youngsters to vigorously pursue their studies, gain knowledge on advanced science and technology and act as bridge between Vietnam and their host country.
With the country’s international integration, he went on, the Vietnamese community abroad can enjoy a stable life while maintaining a bond with their homeland.
He believes the camp’s activities, which take the young Vietnamese to major landmarks around the country, will help them be proud of their homeland and become cultural ambassadors in introducing the country to international friends.
Many in attendance expressed a hope that State agencies would organize additional exchange activities to connect young Vietnamese at home and abroad and provide Vietnamese-language books for Vietnamese students abroad.