27.06.2021, 18:47

Honorary Consulate of Vietnam in Odessa province of Ukraine opened

The Honorary Consul Office of Vietnam in Odessa province of Ukraine was officially opened.


Honorary Consulate of Vietnam in Odessa province of Ukraine opened

Officials of Odessa province and Vietnamese embassy attend the opening ceremony of Vietnam new honorary consul office on June 25. Source: Vietnam's embassy

Officials of Ukraine's Odessa province have attended the opening ceremony of Vietnam new honorary consul office on June 25, reported VNA.

Speaking at the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to Ukraine and Moldova Nguyen Hong Thach said the opening of the office is a vibrant demonstration that Vietnam always attaches importance to traditional and friendly relations with Ukraine; as well as Vietnam’s wishes to strongly develop all cooperation channels between the two countries.

Thach said the Minister of Foreign Affairs’ decision to appoint Nguyen Van Khanh as the Honorary Consul General of Vietnam to Odessa province shows the recognition of Khanh’s prestige in the community as well as local administration.

He expressed his hope that Khanh and his office will make positive contributions to the consolidation and strengthening of the Vietnam - Ukraine relations, and support to the Vietnamese community in Odessa.



The opening ceremony of the Honorary Consul Office of Vietnam in Odessa province, Ukraine.

Ambassador Thach on May 27 presented the Minister of Foreign Affairs’ decision to appoint Khanh as the Honorary Consul General of Vietnam to Odessa province.

Khanh, the former President of the Vietnamese people association in Odessa, was sent to the Ukraine province for further study in 1979, and has lived in the port city of Odessa since then.

In 2003, the Vietnamese community in Odessa was recognised as a minority ethnic group in Odessa, and Khanh contributed greatly to the result.

Governor of Odessa province awarded an honourable medal to Khanh for his devotion and contribution to the development of Odessa city and Ukraine as a whole in 2011. Four years later, he was named among the top ten doctors in the south of Ukraine. In 2017, Dumskaya, the largest newspaper in Odessa, selected Khanh as one of the five most influential foreigners in the city.



Vietnamese Ambassador to Ukraine and Moldova Nguyen Hong Thach and the embassy's delegation visit Odessa province on June 24-25.

Ambassador Thach and the embassy's delegation visited and worked with leaders of Odessa province on two days June 24-25, according to TGVN.

At the meeting with provincial leaders, the two sides discussed promoting potential fields of cooperation, and at the same time, the ambassador expressed his thanks and suggested that the government and people of Odessa continue to create favorable conditions. convenient for the Vietnamese community to do business here.

Thach emphasized that as a major port and a trade gateway of Ukraine, Odessa plays an important role in cooperation with Vietnam. In particular, the opening of the Honorary Consul Office will be a bridge in the deep development of local cooperation relations.

This visit and working session of the embassy's delegation with Odessa makes an important contribution to consolidating and further promoting the relations and cooperation, tightening the friendship between the two peoples. It also showed the importance and concern of the Party, State and embassy of Vietnam to help Vietnamese people here develop in harmony with local society.


Hannah Nguyen