23/07/2015 10:20 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

VUFO bolsters international friendship activities

Hanoi, July 22 (VNA)- The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) held a conference reviewing people-to-people relationships between Vietnam and other countries in the first six months of 2015 and to outline plans for the remaining months of the year.

Deputy Chairman and General Secretary of the VUFO Don Tuan Phong highlighted major tasks for the last six months of the year, especially bolstering international friendship activities on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the country’s National Day, VUFO’s 65th Traditional Day and the 20th anniversary of Vietnam-US diplomatic ties.

The VUFO plans to establish the Vietnam-Nepal Friendship Association in the time ahead.

In the first half of the year, the union hosted several major events including an international gathering marking the 40th anniversary of the liberation of Southern Vietnam and national reunification, programmes tracking President Ho Chi Minh’s journeys in China, Laos and Thailand on the occasion of the President’s 125th birthday, and a Vietnam-China Border Festival.

The union received 171 aid projects with total committed funding of 42.5 million USD from foreign non-governmental organisations in the reviewed period, focusing on the fields of health, education, community development, climate change resilience and social affairs.