(HAUFO) – On the afternoon of January 19, at the headquarters of the Hanoi Women’s Union, the Vietnam – Cambodia Friendship Association of Hanoi held a meeting to summarize its activities in 2016.
The meeting was attended by Chairman of the Vietnam – Cambodia Friendship Association Vu Mao; Vice Standing Chairman of HAUFO Can Viet Anh and leaders of these two units.
Under the direction of HAUFO and the Vietnam – Cambodia Friendship Association, the Association of Hanoi has implemented effectively key tasks in 2016 that is gaining awareness of staff and members about people-to-people diplomacy and organizing activities in important anniversaries such as: organizing a visit for 40 Cambodian students who had excellent academic achievement in Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, presenting gifts for students on occasion of the 126th anniversary of the birth of President Ho Chi Minh, organizing a cultural friendship exchange between associations in the 49th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Cambodia, establishing a friendship associations with over 700 Vietnamese volunteering veterans who had fought in Cambodia; donating 40 gifts and VND 60 million to build, renovate houses for 2 disadvantaged veterans. In addition, the association continued to maintain, strengthen and develop the solidarity and friendship with the Cambodian Embassy in Vietnam, actively participated in the activities held by the Central Association, and HAUFO.
In 2016, the Vietnam – Cambodia Friendship Association of Hanoi was awarded an emulation flag by the Hanoi People’s Committee; 02 branches and 04 individuals received the Certificate of Merit of the Central Association and HAUFO.
In 2017, the association of Hanoi will continue to promote the traditional activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between two countries (June 24), and organize the Congress of Vietnam – Cambodia Friendship Association of Hanoi (term 2017 to 2022).
In the evening of January 19, the Association organized an exchange to welcome the New Year of Rooster 2017 which was attended by Ambassador Prak Nguon Hong, his spouse, all diplomats of the Cambodian Embassy in Vietnam, the managing board of the 80 Friendship School and Cambodian students. 10 excellent students were honored.