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7/24/2018 11:03:11 AM

Overseas Vietnamese in Macau commemorate day of martyrs, invalids

A football tournament for Vietnamese youths was held in Macau Special Administrative Region of China on July 22 to commemorate the Day of Martyrs and Invalids (July 27).

Participants of the football tournament pose for a photo together. (Photo: VNA)

The one-day event was organised by the Vietnamese Fellow Countrymen Friendship Association in Macau, with the support of the Vietnamese Consulate General in Hong Kong and Macau. Seven teams were divided into two groups, playing in a round-robin format.

It was attended by representatives from agencies of Vietnam as well as Vietnamese people in Macau.

Speaking at the event, President of the Vietnamese Fellow Countrymen Friendship Association in Macau Tran Thi Gon said the tournament aimed to encourage physical activities of young people and consolidate the unity of overseas Vietnamese people in Macau.

A fundraising programme was held on the occasion to support families of war invalids and martyrs, of people who made contributions to the country and disadvantaged households.

Established in 2013, the Vietnamese Fellow Countrymen Friendship Association in Macau now has about 2,000 members.

Macau is home to more than 20,000 Vietnamese people. There are also several Vietnamese-run firms operating in tourism and services./.

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