12/09/2017 13:26 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

VUFO leader receives Brazilian Foreign Minister

Hanoi, September 12 (VNA) – General Secretary and Vice President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) Don Tuan Phong hosted a reception in Hanoi on September 11 for Brazilian Minister of Foreign Relations Aloysio Nunes Ferreira. 

Phong told his guest that as a socio-political organisation specialised in people-to-people diplomacy, the VUFO is tasked with fostering friendship between Vietnamese people and citizens of other countries, supporting the global fight for peace, national independence and democracy and popularising Vietnam. 

He said VUFO groups 65 member bodies at the central level, including the Vietnam – Brazil Friendship and Cooperation Association (VBFCA). The association has improved mutual understanding between Vietnam and Brazil. 

Phong asked the minister to proprose the Brazilian government to encourage mass organisations to enhance exchanges with Vietnam at both central and local levels and help the VBFCA and its partners to grow. 

Ferreira, who is in Vietnam from September 9-12, underscored the importance of promoting bilateral people-to-people collaboration, adding that nearly 25,000 Brazilian people visit Vietnam each year. 

He suggested exploring cooperation in sports, music and cuisine to popularise each country’s culture. 

According to him, some Brazilian localities want to visit and seek partnerships in Vietnam. He said the two countries should strengthen connectivity among localities, contributing to educating young generations about bilateral ties.