01/12/2016 09:54 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Vietnam, Australia enhance people-to-people activities

Hanoi (VNA) – The second congress of the Vietnam-Australia Friendship Association took place in Hanoi on November 30 to increase people-to-people exchanges between the two countries.

As many as 50 delegates participated in the event to map out orientations and activities for the 2016 – 2021 tenure.

They agreed to expand the association’s network across Vietnam and cooperate with Australia to host English summer camps and tours for Australian visitors.

Vice President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations Bui Khac Son said the association will continuously work to enhance the two nations’ friendship and comprehensive collaboration.

Deputy Head of the Australian Embassy Mission to Vietnam Layton Pike said the embassy supports projects and activities strengthening friendship between Vietnamese and Australian people, including the Australia-Vietnam Young Leadership Dialogue.

The new executive board of the association in the 2016-2021 tenure includes 47 members.

Former Deputy Minister of Education and Training Tran Van Nhung was re-elected as President of the Vietnam-Australia Friendship Association.