Hằng, who is also the Chairwoman of the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs, said the overseas Vietnamese community now has about six million people in 130 countries and territories, 80 per cent of which are developing countries. Overseas Vietnamese can deliver wishes and make proposals to the amendments of Vietnamese laws linked to their concerns, Hằng said. She said on June 7, 2023, the Vietnamese community was officially recognised by Slovakia’s Government as the 14th ethnic minority community. The State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs has called on the Vietnamese community abroad to preserve traditional culture, especially the Vietnamese language. "This is not only a task of the overseas Vietnamese, but is also a challenge for the overseas communities of many countries around the world,” she said.