Int’l, NGOs meet ahead of Lunar New Year festival
A gathering of diplomatic representative agencies, international and foreign non-governmental organisations was held in Hanoi on January 16, ahead of the upcoming Lunar New Year festival.
NA Vice Chairman Uong Chu Luu at the event
Speaking at the event, Chairwoman of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO), Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga lauded achievements in people-to-people diplomacy last year, contributing to strengthening friendship between peoples of Vietnamese and countries.
Non-governmental aid forVietnam neared 280 million USD, contributing to socio-economic development,health care, education, environment protection, climate change response and overcoming war consequences, he said.
As VUFO will celebrate its 70th founding anniversary this year, Nga said VUFO will continue working closely with foreign partners and do its best for national development, as well as forpeace, friendship, cooperation and development in the world.
Palestinian Ambassador toVietnam Saadi Salama, who is also head of the diplomatic corps in Vietnam, expressed readiness to further reinforce multi-faceted cooperation between Vietnam andcountries, international organisations worldwide.
Vietnamese NA Vice ChairmanUong Chu Luu congratulated the VUFO and the Committee forForeign NGO Affairs ontheir achievements at the central and local levels over the past years.
As Vietnamwill hold a number of important events and serve as ASEAN Chair, Chair of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly, and anon-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the 2020-2021 tenure forthis first time this year, he hoped that international partners will continuepartnering with the country for its development./.VNA