Ladies and gentlemen,
I am delighted and honored, in my capacity of Dean of the Diplomatic Corps accredited to Vietnam, to attend the 5th Congress of the Hanoi Union of Friendship Organizations, term 2017-2022. On this occasion, I would like to extend our warmest congratulations to all leaders, members and staff of HAUFO for their great achievements since the creation of the Organization.
It can be said that HAUFO has been successful in establishing a friendship bridge for all foreigners living and working in Vietnam to better understand the diversified culture of the country. Thanks to colorful festivals, exchange programs, meaningful humanitarian activities, we have opportunities to discover Vietnam, a “timeless charm” country of friendly, optimistic, and hospital people.
We strongly believe that cultural, peace and friendship activities organized by HAUFO have improved the friendship and mutual relations between Vietnam and other countries in the world. With great achievements, Hanoi Union of Friendship Organizations is not merely an organization, a friendship connection between people of Hanoi and people from all over the world, but it represents Vietnam to international friends through its multiple activities, enhancing understanding between nations.
On the occasion of the 5th Congress of Hanoi Union of Friendship Organizations, we would like to congratulate the Organization for receiving the 1st Grade Labor Medal. This noble Medal is rewarded for your tremendous, tireless efforts in showing the bright image of your beautiful country to international friends. We hope that this will become a motivation to successfully pursue your missions and roles.
May I conclude by reaffirming the commitment of the Diplomatic Representations and international organizations accredited in Hanoi to further deepen the cooperation with HAUFO to promote friendship and understanding for mutual benefits.
I wish the Congress full success.
Thank you very much for your attention.