Ho Chi Minh City's Vietnam - Cambodia Friendship Association Focuses on Charity Work
|At the third executive committee meeting to evaluate the results of activities in 2022 and implement the work program in 2023. Photo courtesy of the association|
The Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Association in HCM City has coordinated with other agencies to effectively implement exchange programmes, presenting scholarships for Cambodian students who are studying in the city as well as offering free check-ups and medicine for nearly 1,000 poor patients in Cambodia.
In 2022, the total value of social and charitable activities of the friendship association was nearly VND 3 billion (USD 127.700), contributed by businesses, sponsors in the city and some localities.
The HCM City's Vietnam - Cambodia Friendship Association recently had organized the third executive committee meeting to evaluate the results of activities in 2022 and implement the work program in 2023.
Attending the meeting were its Vice Chairman Le Hong Liem; representative of the HCM City Union of Friendship Organizations (HUFO); Overseas Vietnamese Committee of HCM City.
|Cambodian Consul General in HCM City Sok Dareth (second from left) presents gifts to the HCM City Union of Friendship Organizations and the Vietnam - Cambodia Friendship Association of the city at a gathering on November 15 to mark the 69th Independence Day of the Kingdom of Cambodia in November 15, 2022. Photo: VNA|
At the meeting, the delegates highly appreciated the association's activities in 2022, including popularizing major holidays of the two countries Vietnam and Cambodia, HCM City and localities of Cambodia; and holding foreign exchange activities between the two countries.
In particular, activities to support Cambodian students who are studying and living in HCM City along with social and charity activities in Cambodian localities and assiting Khmer people living in provinces and cities across the country.
As results, these activities have created a wide spread and support, attracting the participation of agencies, organizations, enterprises, philanthropists and people from all walks of life. Notably, the association has provided medical examination and medicines, gifts distributing to more than 10,000 poor patients through 19 trips to various localities; supporting the construction of four houses; sponsoring 12 students and establishing a fund to support Cambodian students studying in HCM City and Khmer students.
The report at the meeting showed that the total value of the association's social and charity activities in 2022 was nearly VND 3 billion (USD 127.700), contributed by businesses and sponsors in HCM City and some localities.
In 2023, the association aims to exert efforts to strengthen the country’s friendship between Cambodia and Vietnam, HCM City and Phnom Penh in particular; and promote the friendship and close cooperation between the two countries.
The association also aims to sponsor 20 Cambodian students studying in HCM City, boost connections and encourage investment cooperation opportunities of Vietnamese and HCM City's businesses to Cambodia.
The two countries have exchanged many high-level delegations and carried out joint activities during the Vietnam-Cambodia friendship year 2022.
Bilateral trade turnover between Cambodia and Vietnam reached USD 8 billion in the first eight months of this year, up 19% year-on-year. Vietnam currently has 188 valid investment projects in Cambodia with total capital of USD 2.8 billion, among the top five largest investors.
|Delegates, foster parents, and Cambodian students are studying at southern universities on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Cambodia at District 3, HCM City. Photo courtesy of the association|
|Collectives and individuals honoured for contributions to the “sowing the seeds of friendship” programme, assisting thousands of Cambodian students. Photo courtesy of the association|
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