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5/16/2018 2:44:32 PM

OVs in Australia commemorate 30 years of Gac Ma battle

Members of the “For Beloved Hoang Sa – Truong Sa” club met Vietnamese nationals in Melbourne city, the Australian state of Victoria on May 14 on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Gac Ma (Johnson South) naval battle.

Former Vice President Truong My Hoa grants the certificate to Vietnamese Entrepreneurs’ Association in Australia (Source: VNA)

At the meeting, overseas Vietnamese spent a minute of silence in commemoration of 64 soldiers who were killed in the naval battle to defend Gac Ma (Johnson South) island in Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago in 1988.

Speaking at the event, member of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee and Chairman of the Vietnamese Entrepreneurs’ Association in Australia, said the Vietnamese community abroad pay much attention to Vietnam’s seas, islands and territorial sovereignty.

He called on Vietnamese nationals in Australia and the world to stand side by side with people at home to become a firm rear of soldiers who defend the nation’s seas and islands day and night.

A documentary featuring achievements of the club over the past three years was also screened at the event.

Former Vice President Truong My Hoa lauded the Vietnamese Entrepreneurs’ Association in Australia, and Vietnamese expatriates in the Pacific country for sharing difficulties with people and soldiers in remote islands.

On the occasion, she also granted a certificate recognising the Vietnamese Entrepreneurs’ Association in Australia as a collective member of the “For Beloved Hoang Sa – Truong Sa” club.

Guests at the event also donated 2,000 AUD to the club./.

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