Vietnam - China Friendship Association of HCM City celebrates 25 years of establishment

On August 17th, the Vietnam - China Friendship Association of Ho Chi Minh City held a ceremony to mark its 25th founding anniversary (August 17th, 1992 - 2017).

(VNF) - On August 17th, the Vietnam - China Friendship Association of Ho Chi Minh City held a ceremony to mark its 25th anniversary of establisment (August 17th, 1992).

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Huynh Minh Thien, Chairman of the HCM City Union of Friendship Organisations (HUFO) said that over 25 years of establishment and development, HCM city Vietnam - China Friendship Association has become an important organisation for the development of people-to-people diplomacy between Vietnam in general, people in HCM City in particular and the Chinese people.

Vietnam - China Friendship Association of HCM City celebrates 25 years of establishment

Performance at the ceremony to mark the Vietnam - China Friendship Association of Ho Chi Minh City’s 25th founding anniversary. (Photo: VOH)

Appreciating the important achievements of the Association, Huynh Minh Thien expressed his hope that in the coming time, the Association would continue to boost measures to develop the Vietnam – China relations, including the strengthening of friendship exchanges, proactively participating in the communication activities on the two countries’ ties, improving the quality of its organisations, and expanding exchange activities in association with enhancing the relations in the fields of economy, trade, culture and education, while actively participating in the propaganda to constantly enhance mutual trust, understanding and friendship between HCM City and the Chinese people.

At the ceremony, Chen Dehai, Consul General of China in HCM City congratulated achievements of the City’s Vietnam-China Friendship Association over the last 25 years. The Association have strengthened mutual understanding and promoted cooperation and friendship between the two countries in general and between HCM City and the Chinese provinces in particular.

He also thanked and highly appreciated the Association for their support on promoting people-to-people diplomacy and organising exchange programs, contributing to the inheritance and development of traditional friendship between Vietnam and China.

Duong Quang Ha, President of the city’s Vietnam - China Friendship Association said, in the past 25 years, the Association has always ensured the solidarity and consensus towards the objective of constantly consolidating and developing the traditional friendship between the people of Vietnam - China.

With its active contributions in people's diplomacy, the Association has received the Prime Minister's Certificate of Merit in 2007 and the third-class Labor Medal of State in 2012.

The Association has effectively implemented exchange activities and organized friendship programs between the city's people and local people in China. In addition, it has cooperated with the General Consulate of China, the city’s Red Cross Society to organise charity donations of nearly VND 2 billion (USD 88,000), build 5 houses of gratitude and support victims of disasters in China National, etc.

Vietnam - China Friendship Association of HCM City celebrates 25 years of establishment

Group and inpiduals receiving certificates of merit in recognition of their dedicated services to promoting provincial people-to-people external affairs activities. (Photo: VOH)

On this occasion, the HUFO also handed over a hanging of the City’s People's Committee to the Association and awarded certificates of merit to the group and inpiduals in recognition of their dedicated services to promote people-to-people external affairs activities in the city./.

Translated by Chau Pham

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