Pre-Tet friendship get-together promotes people's external activities

14:31 | 07/02/2018 Events

A get-together to celebrate the Lunar New Year (Tet) was held in Hanoi on February 6 by the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO) and the Committee for Foreign Non-governmental Organisation Affairs (COMINGO)

Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh speaks at the get-together - Photo: thoidai.com.vn

The event gathered the leaders of relevant ministries and central agencies, heads of the diplomatic corps, and representatives from diplomatic missions, international organisations, and foreign NGOs.

Speaking at the meeting, Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh appreciated the support of international friends for Vietnam over the past year. She stressed that this is a great source of encouragement for the country on its path to building a prosperous and happy society.

The leader also praised the achievements of the VUFO and COMINGO, adding that these successes would strengthen and develop the friendship, cooperation, and mutual understanding between the people of Vietnam and other countries around the world.

VUFO Vice President and Secretary General Don Tuan Phong told participants that last year, the Vietnamese people received the support, assistance, and effective cooperation of the international community. The amount of foreign non-governmental aid reached US$280 million, contributing to the country’s poverty reduction and socio-economic development.

On behalf of the diplomatic corps, Venezuelan Ambassador to Vietnam, Jorge Rondon Uzcategui, conveyed his New Year wishes to the leaders of the Party, State, and people of Vietnam. He also expressed his willingness to strengthen and expand the relationship between the Vietnamese people and the people of other countries.

Theo NDO/VNA