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 (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – 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.
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 for Vietnam 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 for peace, friendship, cooperation and development
in the world.
Palestinian Ambassador to Vietnam Saadi Salama, who
is also head of the diplomatic corps in Vietnam, expressed readiness to
further reinforce multi-faceted cooperation between Vietnam and countries,
international organisations worldwide.
Vietnamese NA Vice Chairman Uong Chu Luu
congratulated the VUFO and the Committee for Foreign NGO Affairs on their
achievements at the central and local levels over the past years.
As Vietnam will hold a number of important events
and serve as ASEAN Chair, Chair of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly,
and a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the 2020-2021
tenure for this first time this year, he hoped that international partners
will continue partnering with the country for its development./.