PM proposes ethnic minority recognition for Vietnamese community in Australia

March 08, 2024

Vietnam's Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh said at a hall meeting with the Vietnamese citizens in Canberra on Thursday that he had proposed Australia's recognition of the Vietnamese community as an ethnic minority during recent discussions with Australian leaders. The Vietnamese community in Australia comprises approximately 350,000 individuals and ranks fifth among foreign ethnic communities in the country. Some 160,000 of them live in Queensland and New South Wales while 130,000 dwell in South Australia and Victoria. During Thursday’s meeting, Tran Ba Phuc, chairman of the Vietnamese Business Association in Australia, proposed that the Vietnamese Party and government review regulations on issuing passports and identification cards to overseas Vietnamese. With the Vietnamese student population in Australia currently standing at 32,000, the continuous increase has led to the formation of a Vietnamese Australian Students Association.

The source of this news is from Tuoi Tre News

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