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Union of Vietnam Students in France holds ninth Congress

by NDO05 December 2021 Last updated at 23:00 PM

Delegates at the event. (Photo: NDO/Dinh Tuan)
Delegates at the event. (Photo: NDO/Dinh Tuan)

VTV.vn - The Union of Vietnam Students in France (UEVF) convened its ninth Congress for the 2021 – 2023 term in Paris on December 4, during which it announced to change its name to the Union of Vietnamese Youth and Students in France.

Founded in 2004, the UEVF gathers more than 7,000 undergraduates and postgraduates living across France.

Speaking at the event, UEVF President for the 2019 – 2021 term Nguyen Khanh Linh said despite COVID-19 lockdowns, the union has managed to host various virtual events connecting its members from not only France but also Vietnam.

To support COVID-19 response in Vietnam, the UEVF has also cooperated with the Association of Vietnamese People in France to donate 10,000 doses of vaccines for their homeland and raise fund for frontline medical workers, she said.

A new 29-member executive committee of the UEVF was elected during the congress, with Nguyen Phan Bao Thuy becoming the new president for the 2021 – 2023 term.

Hoang Manh Hien, a counsellor from the Embassy of Vietnam in France, highly spoke of the UEVF’s efforts to maintain operation at the time of COVID-19, saying he expects to the union to put forward more initiatives in the coming time.

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