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1/3/2018 3:23:57 PM

Lai Chau Union of Friendship Organisations holds second congress

(VNF) - On January 2nd, in Lai Chau City, the Lai Chau Union of Friendship Organisations convened its second congress for the 2017-2022 tenure, where 25 members of the executive board were elected.

Vice Chairman of the Lai Chau People's Committee, Tong Thanh Hai was re-elected as Chairman of the union in the new tenure.

Executive board members of the Lai Chau Union of Friendship Organisations in the 2017-2022 tenure.

Since its establishment in September, 2012, the union has collaborated with a number of agencies and units to promote information and propaganda about the people's external relations work in the province, contributing to building a friendly image of Lai Chau with friends and international partners; to maintain a peaceful and stable environment, promoting international cooperation in all fields. At the same time, to closely coordinate with the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) to broaden friendly relations with international organisations and people from all countries in the world, especially the bordering countries.

The union has also coordinated with concerned agencies to actively mobilise the resources of international organisations and foreign NGOs implementing programs and projects focusing on education, health, clean water and sanitation, climate change responses, etc., contributing to the cause of poverty reduction for the people in the province.

Speaking at the congress, Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Standing Committee, Giang Pao My expressed his hope that in the coming time, the union will continue to boost measures to develop the relations between Vietnam and foreign countries, including the strengthening of friendship exchanges, proactively participating in the communication activities on the friendship ties, improving the quality of its organisations, and expanding exchange activities in union with enhancing the relations in the fields, while actively participating in the propaganda to constantly enhance mutual trust, understanding and friendship between Lai Chau and the international people.

VUFO Vice Chairman Bui Khac Son speaks at the congress.

On behalf of the VUFO, Vice Chairman Bui Khac Son agreed with the direction of operation of the Lai Chau Union set out at the second Congress.

He suggested, in the future, the Union should further expand relations and diversify partners, strengthen and develop the network of friends, intensify and renew the contents and forms of activities; continueing to promote its role as the focal agency for mobilising and managing the operation of foreign NGOs; enhancing capacity building and training for officials in charge of the people's external affairs; providing information on the situation and local needs to international friends.

VUFO Vice President Son presents a hanging bearing the words, "initiative, flexible, creative and efficient" and merit certificate to the Lai Chau Union of Friendship Organisations.

On this occasion, two collectives and four individuals of the Lai Chau Union have received the Certificates of Merit and the VUFO’s Medal “For peace and friendship among nations”; eight collectives, seven individuals were awarded the Certificates of Merit by the provincial People's Committee for their outstanding achievements in the work of the People's External Relations for the term 2012 - 2017./.

Translated by Tu Phan  
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