Representative of German NGO Wants to Continue Friendship with Vietnam
Axel Blaschke said his children have learned Vietnamese and can sing some Vietnamese songs. His family has already reached out to Vietnamese in the neighborhood in Germany, hoping to continue the relationship with Vietnam after he finishes his term and returns to Germany.
He thanked VUFO and related agencies for facilitating and accompanying FES in implementing its programs and projects in Vietnam. He said that Vietnam and FES had great potential for further cooperation. FES hopes to continue to contribute to the development of Vietnam.
|Phan Anh Son, Vice President, General Secretary of the Viet Nam Union of Friendship Organizations (R) receives Axel Blaschke, Resident Representative of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) in Vietnam (Photo: Hong Anh)|
In response, Phan Anh Son said that the Committee for Foreign Non-governmental Organization Affairs (COMINGO), VUFO, and the People's Aid Coordination Committee (PACCOM, under VUFO) highly appreciated the contributions of FES and Axel Blaschke himself in enhancing mutual understanding and people-to-people friendship between Vietnam and Germany.
During his tenure as Resident Representative of FES in Vietnam (2018-2023), Axel Blaschke connected Vietnamese agencies and organizations with German partners and implemented many activities and projects, seminars and trainings in the field of labor, energy transition, and sustainable development.
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) was founded in 1925 in Germany. FES has representative offices in more than 100 countries. FES opened an office in Vietnam in 1990, actively supporting Vietnam in the process of doi moi, administrative reform, and international integration.
FES operates in the following fields: supporting the strengthening of relations between the Communist Party of Vietnam and the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) on political, theoretical, ideological, and party-building issues; research and survey on socio-economic development policies; cooperation in capacity building for trade unions; Industry 4.0 and related issues in the field of labor, business, and economic policy; support dialogue on the rule of law signed between Vietnam and Germany; respond to climate change and protect the environment.
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