08:32 | 29/09/2016 Society
World Vision International (WVI) has pledged to continue its contributions to poverty reduction, sustainable development, and climate change mitigation in Vietnam, President of World Vision International Kevin Jenkins assured President Tran Dai Quang during a meeting in Hanoi on September 28.
President Tran Dai Quang (R) and WVI President Kevin Jenkins (Source: VNA)
Jenkins thanked the Vietnamese leader for appreciating WVI’s activities in Vietnam, adding that the organisation targets supporting the poor and the most vulnerable worldwide.
President Quang congratulated Jenkins on receiving the Friendship Order – the highest decoration of the Vietnamese State in honour of foreign inpiduals and organisations which foster friendship between Vietnam and countries worldwide.
Among over 500 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Vietnam, WVI is one of the first ones operating in the country.
He praised WVI for introducing sustainable and comprehensive approaches to poverty reduction in Vietnam.
On the occasion, he asked WVI to continue standing side by side with Vietnam to deal with difficulties regarding rural development, health care and education infrastructure for residents living in remote and mountainous areas, as well as in disaster mitigation./.