The 5th meeting of Hanoi Vietnam – Russia Friendship Association

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On August 26 in Hanoi, Hanoi Vietnam – Russia Friendship Association has held the 5th meeting for the period 2017-2022. At the meeting, representatives have voted for the new Steering committee for session V in the period of 2017-2022 with 30 members, while the Chairman of Long Bien District People’s Council Mr. Do Manh Hai becomes the Chairman.

At the meeting, representatives were briefed on the performance report of the Hanoi Vietnam – Russia Friendship Association session IV for the period of 2012-2017 and the direction for session V for the period of 2017-2022. In the coming time, the Association will focus on improving cooperation with partners in Moscow and other cities in Russia, gaining the support from Vietnamese people residing in Russia, with a view for the socio-economic development of Hanoi and Vietnam. On the other hand, promotion activities to advertise the image and achievements of Hanoi and Vietnam during the process of global integration is also one of the priority. On the occasion of national day and festival in Vietnam and Russia, the Association will hold many events to promote the friendship between two countries. It is aimed to increase the knowledge and cooperation between citizens of two countries, in particular, Vietnamese enterprises are encouraged to update and review economic model in Russia to look for opportunities for cooperation and investment.

On behalf of the HAUFO, Dr. Can Viet Anh highly regarded the achievements of Vietnam – Russia Friendship Association in previous years. Mr. Viet Anh hoped the Association will continue improving its influence in people’s diplomacy with the spirit of proactive, flexible, creative and effective.

Russian ambassador to Vietnam K.V.Vnukov said the relationship between the two countries has been solidified and developed in previous decades. He said it is important that the cooperation between two countries is not limited by political or economical aspects. He is convinced that the people’s diplomacy will play an essential role in fostering the cooperation and development between people of both countries, while the Vietnam – Russia Friendship Association will hold major responsibilities. Activities from association of two sides have significantly contributed to the preserve and develop traditional values, in turn promoted information on the modern Russia in Vietnam and the other way around. Mr. Vnukov said the Russia embassy is willing to support the Association in the future with more ideas and recommendations to improve the communication between two countries.

Thu Hien