Provinces Celebrate VUFO's 72nd Tradition Day

Several exciting activities were held to celebrate 72 years of Viet Nam Union of Friendship Organizations' Tradition Day in several provinces.
November 18, 2022 | 08:26

On the occasion of the 72nd anniversary of the Traditional Day of the Viet Nam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO) (November 17, 1950 - November 17, 2022), many commemorative activities were held in provinces and cities across the country.

Provinces Celebrate VUFO's 72nd Tradition Day
Performance at the 2022 Peace Singing Festival in Hai Phong. Photo: Thoi Dai

Hai Phong organizes Peace Singing Festival in 2022

From October 15, Hai Phong Union of Friendship Organizations and Hai Phong City Peace Committee jointly organized the 2022 Peace Singing Festival. The program is part of a series of people-to-people diplomatic activities to celebrate 72 years of the traditional day of the VUFO and the International Day of Peace (September 21).

The Peace Singing Festival reviews the glorious tradition of people-to-people diplomacy and at the same time transmit the message of maintaining peace - solidarity - friendship among the world's peoples for sustainable development, through beautiful music.

At the program, many special performances, singing and dancing, praising the aspiration for peace and national reunification, showing solidarity and friendship between countries are elaborately choreographed. The performances brought to the festival the image of the country and people of the Hai Phong port city on the path of international integration, and at the same time, upheld the spirit of peace, friendship, cooperation and development in the international community.

Provinces Celebrate VUFO's 72nd Tradition Day
VUFO President Nguyen Phuong Nga presents an emulation flag to the Hai Duong Union of Friendship Organizations at a ceremony celebrating the Union's 20th anniversary. Photo: Thoi Dai

Hai Duong popularizes people-to-people diplomacy

On the occasion of the VUFO's 72nd Tradition Day, the Chairman of the Hai Duong Union of Friendship Organizations Nguyen Duc Tuan wrote an article "Proud of 72 years of people-to-people diplomacy" published in Hai Duong newspaper.

The article reviewed the 72-year tradition of construction and development of people-to-people diplomacy in Vietnam in general and of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations in particular. communication, in the past 72 years, people-to-people diplomacy has achieved outstanding achievements, accompanying the nation, serving the Fatherland and the people. In additions, the people's external relations in the province have made a lot of progress.

The article also reviews the activities of the Hai Duong Union of Friendship Organizations in 2022. specifically, the member friendship associations do a good job in popularizing the friendship with some countries along with outstanding activities such as: giving Lunar New Year gifts and supporting adoptive parents ' families to welcome Lao students home to celebrate new year at home.

Meanwhile, the Vietnam - Japan, Vietnam - China, Vietnam - the Republic of Korea Friendship Association actively connects its members with a number of foreign enterprises investing in Hai Duong.

Besides people-to-people diplomacy, Hai Duong Union of Friendship Organizations also always pays attention to foreign non-governmental aid mobilization work. In 2022, the Friendship Organizations and the Provincial Center for Friendship Cooperation and Friendship directly worked with six foreign NGOs with a total aid value of USD 611,000.

Provinces Celebrate VUFO's 72nd Tradition Day
A cultural exchange program between the Union of Friendship Organizations of the Southeast Region with Consulates General of countries in Ho Chi Minh City is held in Bien Hoa city on November 12. Source: Dong Nai Union of Friendship Organizations

Cluster 4: The Friendship Melodies in the Southeast was a great success

On November 12, in Bien Hoa City, the 2022 Expanded Southeast Friendship Melody Festival by the Union of Friendship Organizations of the Southeast Region (Cluster 4) with Consulates General of countries in Ho Chi Minh City, took place successfully.

Consul Generals and Consulates of Cambodia, Laos, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and China in HCM City attended the cultural exchange program.

At the show, Cluster 4 performed selected performances from the Group 4 Friendship Melodies Festival 2022 taking place on November 11.

At the same time, awarded to the units participating in the festival. In which, the Union of Friendship Organizations of Dong Nai Province and the Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organizations triumphed; Binh Duong Union of Friendship Organizations won the second prize.

Two Union of Friendship Organizations of Ben Tre and Tay Ninh Provinces received the third place while Union of Friendship Organizations of Long An and Tien Giang Provinces took the fourth prize.

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