Mr. Can used to be a soldier and had fought in Cambodia to help the Cambodian people to fight against Pol Pot’s genocidal Regime.
With his own experiences, Mr. Can really understood and sympathised with the difficulties facing troops and local people in the island District.
Mr. Can said he had a great pride in the soldiers who had been defending the national sovereignty and off shore territory under very difficult conditions.
He remembered that in 1986, he was sent to the Cambodian battlefield to work as medical staff. This time, because the remaining Pol Pot forces mainly operated in the area close to the Thailand border, his unit faced a lot of difficulties and many wounded troops died.
Mr. Can also showed his delight as he had been a representative of Vietnamese community in Poland to visit Truong Sa Island District. After ten days in the island district, 40 overseas Vietnamese, representing 4 million Vietnamese people around the world, actually understood the hard life of staff and troops in the island District.
Talking about activities of the Vietnamese community in Poland, Mr. Can said that, at present, there are many associations for Vietnamese community in Poland, including a women’s union, war veterans’ clubs, football clubs, to name but a few. These associations, under the Solidarity and Friendship Association, have organised activities to help needy overseas Vietnamese as well as overseas Vietnamese and Polish people in flood-hit areas. Apart from activities in Poland, the Vietnamese community in Poland also helped needy compatriots in the home country. In 2010, representatives of the community offered gifts to people in flood-hit provinces in Central Vietnam.
On the founding anniversary of Vietnam People’s Army and War Invalids and Martyrs’ Day, overseas Vietnamese in Poland also raised money to help AO victims and war invalids and martyrs’ families.
The War Veterans’ Club planned to invite Polish people, who once helped Vietnam in the resistance war against American invaders, to visit Vietnam.
Translated by Tran Hoai