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12/29/2017 11:20:21 AM

Promoting socialisation of people's external activities in 2018

(VNF) - The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) held a seminar in Hanoi on December 28th to look into activities of its central-level chapters in 2017. 

At the talks, departments of the VUFO presented the report of operation in this year.

In 2017, positive results were seen in people-to-people diplomacy, notably holding a ceremony to honour Lao students, candle-lighting in Vietnam – Laos international martyrs’ cemetery, the ninth Vietnam-China People’s Forum, the ninth Vietnam – India People’s Friendship Festival in New Delhi, a series of celebrations for the 50th founding anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

At the meeting. (Photo: Thuy Linh/VNF)

Four provinces Binh Phuoc, Tay Ninh, Hoa Binh and Son La have chartered their respective friendship organisations. By the end of this year, the VUFO has established 117 member organisations including 65 central member organisations and 52 branch friendship organisations in localities.

Also, in this year, VUFO sent 47 delegations to foreign countries, at the same time, received totally 65 delegations.

Speaking at the event, VUFO Vice President and General Secretary Don Tuan Phong said the seminar aims to acquire feedback to improve the efficiency of people-to-people diplomacy in the near future.

The activities of the people's external relations have focused on neighboring countries and South East Asia region (especially Laos, Cambodia, China and ASEAN countries), countries with strategic and comprehensive partnerships; countries that have a traditional relationship, promoting economic, trade, investment, culture, science and technology, education and tourism, and some other fields necessary for the cause of construction and development of the country.

Phong asked VUFO chapters to promote collaboration and share experience towards creating a collective power.

Phong appreciated the efforts of the member organisations of the VUFO last year to contribute to strengthen the friendship and cooperation between the people of Vietnam and the people of countries all around the world. At the same time, he affirmed that together with the concerned departments and units, VUFO will study to find out the most appropriate solutions to strengthen the sharing of information with member organisations.

Phong stressed that in 2018, the People's Aid Fund would promote the socialisation and mobilisation of external resources, adding his hope that 2018 would a breakthrough year, especially about the mechanism of operation of member organisations.

Representatives of the member organisations also make many suggestions and recommendations. (Photo: Thuy Linh/VNF)

At the meeting, representatives of the member organisations also made many suggestions and recommendations to improve the efficiency of activities such as stepping up administrative reform, connecting with overseas Vietnamese to attract resources, and boosting collaboration to build an efficient operation plan for the VUFO./.

Translated by Minh Chau  
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