(VNF) - On the afternoon of August 7th, in Hanoi, Mr. Don Tuan Phong, Vice President in-charge cum Secretary General of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO) had a meeting with Mr. Iraklis Tsavdaridis, Executive Secretary of the World Peace Council (WPC).
At the meeting, Mr. Iraklis thanked Vice President Don Tuan Phong and the Vietnam Peace Committee (VPC) for their thoughtful reception. He also shared his love and affection for the Vietnamese people, saying he is happy to see the country’s rapid and substantive growth as well as political and social stability.
At the meeting at VUFO’s headquarters in Hanoi on August 7th.
Mr. Iraklis said the purpose of the visit was to discuss the necessary preparation and planning for the WPC’s Executive Committee Conference and the 100th anniversary of the Russian October Revolution in Vietnam in November.
At its recent Congress in Brazil in November 2016, the committees asked the VPC to host the Steering Committee Meeting and the 100th anniversary of the Russian October Revolution in November, 2017. This is the first Executive Committee meeting after the WPC’s Congress and the Council’s proposal to celebrate the Russian October Revolution on this occasion is very meaningful.
According to Mr. Iraklis, in a meeting with VPC on August 7th, the two sides agreed to hold the three-day conference of the WPC’s Executive Committee in Hanoi from November 23rd to 25th. The conference, co-chaired by the WPC and VPC, will be attended by international friends, leaders and members of WPC Executive Committee and Vietnamese delegates included VPC members and representatives of local peace committees.
He hopes that the VPC, VUFO, relevant ministries, agencies and the Vietnam’s Government would support and assist WPC in the preparation of the conference.
Mr. Don Tuan Phong, Mr. Iraklis Tsavdaridis and members of the Vietnam Peace Committee posing for a group photo.
Welcoming Mr. Iraklis' contribution to the organisation of the conference, VUFO Vice President Don Tuan Phong said that the conference of the WPC’s Executive Committee and the 100th anniversary of the Russian October Revolution are very important events for Vietnam. He stressed that they would be an opportunity to strengthen the cooperation between VPC and WPC and its other member, at the same time, an occasion to introduce the image of Vietnam with international friends.
He affirmed that the VUFO would do its best to coordinate and support the WPC to successfully organise the Conference.
Also on the same day, Mr. Iraklis worked with VPC Vice Chairman Nguyen Van Huynh to agree on a number of basic contents of preparation plan for the conference.
During his visit to Vietnam, Mr. Iraklis will meet the leaders of the Party Central Committee's Commission for Foreign Relations and the Vietnam Association of Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin (VAVA)./.
Translated by Chau Pham