Overseas Vietnamese in Mozambique Reflect on Their Heritage

The Vietnamese Embassy in Mozambique, in conjunction with the Vietnamese community, held celebrations for the Southern Liberation Day (April 30), International Labor Day (May 1), and the death anniversary of the Hung Kings (March 10).

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Vietnamese Ambassador to Mozambique Pham Hoang Kim speaks at the event.
Vietnamese Ambassador to Mozambique Pham Hoang Kim speaks at the event. Source: Vietnamese Embassy in Mozambique

The 30th of April will remain a momentous milestone in the annals of Vietnam, according to Pham Hoang Kim, the Vietnamese Ambassador to Mozambique, who spoke at a commemoration ceremony that was held in Maputo, the capital city of Mozambique, to mark the liberation of the south and national reunification (April 30), International May Day (May 1), and the anniversary of the death of the Hung Kings (March 10), as reported by the Vietnam News Agency (VNA).

In his address, Kim underscored the importance of the liberation of South Vietnam and National Reunification Day on April 30th, highlighting the day as a source of pride for not only the Vietnamese people, but also nations across the globe that are striving for independence and freedom, particularly in Africa.

The esteemed ambassador confirmed that the legacy of the April 30th victory is engrained in the hearts of all Vietnamese, motivating them to progress down the path of reform, nation-building, and defense.

Overseas Vietnamese representatives at the event. Source: Vietnamese Embassy in Mozambique
Overseas Vietnamese representatives at the event. Source: Vietnamese Embassy in Mozambique

According to The World and Vietnam Report, on the occasion of International May Day, he praised the hardworking spirit of Vietnamese health and education experts, students, and the Vietnamese community in Mozambique, who have been contributing to the strengthening of the excellent relationship between Vietnam and Mozambique.

The Vietnamese Party and State always consider the overseas Vietnamese community an inseparable part of the great national unity bloc and wish that they would stay united, strive to settle down in the host society, and strive to further thrive, he said.

On the solemn occasion of the Hung Kings’ death anniversary, the Embassy of Vietnam organized an event in which traditional Vietnamese cuisine and music performances were introduced to the guests. The event was attended by officials and employees of the Embassy, Movitel Company, businesses, the Vietnamese community, and local friends, all of whom gathered together to remember their homeland and honor the legendary founders of the nation.

Attending the ceremony were a large number of individuals from the local Vietnamese community, the Board of Directors, officers, and employees of Movitel Company (Viettel Group), businesses, medical professionals, educational experts, and Vietnamese students studying in Mozambique, as well as local friends. Attending the ceremony were a large number of people from the local Vietnamese community, the Board of Directors, officers and employees of Movitel Company (Viettel Group), businesses, medical and educational experts, and Vietnamese students studying in Mozambique and local friends.

The Republic of Mozambique is situated in the southeastern part of Africa and enjoys a long-standing friendly relationship with Vietnam. Both countries have been supporting each other in their respective quests for independence and economic growth.

The two governments established an intergovernmental committee in May 2008 and have since regularly exchanged delegations from both their political and state parties.

Hannah Nguyen