Nam Dinh Friendship Union to Update Operations
In the new term, the Union of Friendship Organizations of Nam Dinh Province will improve the content and mode of operation, focusing on creativity and innovation in the operational content of people-to-people activities, gradually reducing wasteful and unnecessary administrative and formal activities.
|The newly-elected executive committee. Photo: Tuan Viet|
The Union of Friendship Organizations of Nam Dinh Province on Dec. 9 hosted the fourth congress for the 2021-2026 term to discuss, set goals, tasks and operational plans for the next 5 years.
At the congress, the Union of Nam Dinh Provinces identified five main goals in the new term:
The Union will improve the organizational model and operation mode, focusing on intelligence, creativity and innovation in the design and organization of people-to-people external activities, and gradually reduce administrative and formal activities.
It will bring into play the special role and position of people-to-people diplomacy, to strengthen the gathering of the masses, intellectuals, and individuals with extensive experience in the field; coordinate with agencies, departments, and mass organizations to implement effective support activities for the external affairs of the Party and State diplomacy.
The Union will expand, diversify and multilateralize the partnership to contribute to strengthening the friendship and cooperation relationship between the people of Vietnam, the people of Nam Dinh and the peoples of other countries, enlisting support of people around the world.
It will pay attention to and do better the work at gathering overseas Vietnamese in building the homeland and strengthening attachment to the people in the province.
It will organize a number of activities in the annual people's foreign affairs work such as a Homeland Spring program (a meeting of overseas Vietnamese returning home for the Lunar New Year holiday), seminars, forums, sports competitions, fairs, and exhibitions.
It will also maintain external reception activities, and send congratulations on holidays, New Year, and anniversaries of countries, international organizations, friendship organizations, people's organizations, and non-governmental organizations that have relations with the Union.
Thereby tightening the relationship of solidarity, cooperation, and friendship between the people of Nam Dinh and international friends.
Speaking at the congress, Vice President of Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) Nguyen Van Doanh said, with the motto 'Active, flexible, creative and effective', VUFO and other organizations members had adjusted their methods of people-to-people diplomacy to suit the complexity of the Covid-19 pandemic.
|VUFO Vice President Nguyen Van Doanh awards the Certificate of Merit to the Vietnam - Thailand Friendship Association of Nam Dinh province . Photo: Tuan Viet|
People's diplomacy and the Friendship Union system accordingly have achieved many positive results, gradually affirming the role of people-to-people diplomacy as one of the three pillars of Vietnam's comprehensive diplomacy.
Praising the achievements of the Nam Dinh Union, Doanh said that despite its modest four member organizations, they were active, effective and contagious like the provincial Vietnam - Thailand Friendship Association.
The Union of Nam Dinh Province has contributed positively to people's foreign affairs as well as to socio-economic development, Party building work, strengthening national defense and security, fulfilling duties and responsibilities of local political affairs.
|VUFO Vice President Nguyen Van Doanh presents the medal "For peace and friendship among nations" to three individuals with outstanding achievements in the last term. Photo: Tuan Viet|
Doanh suggested that in the next term, the union should take advantage of achieved results, and continue to strengthen the standing agencies and activities of four friendship associations and Nam Dinh Provincial Friendship Center.
It should also focus on developing relationships with strategic partners and people of ASEAN countries, especially countries with common borders such as Laos, Cambodia, China, and Thailand.
It should also develop friendly relations with traditional friends such as Russia and European countries; and strengthen exchanges and cooperation with foreign non-governmental organizations and people organizations of France, the USA, Korea, Japan.
"There is still a lot of room and opportunity for the Nam Dinh Union," emphasized the VUFO Vice President.
Doanh hoped that in the new term, the Union would strive to establish 2 to 3 new member associations, contributing to building a wider network of international friends, supporting Vietnam, and raising the country's position in the global political arena.
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