HCM CITY — The Việt Nam Mennonite Church commenced its third general conference in HCM City yesterday with the participation of nearly 300 delegates from 24 provinces and cities.
Addressing the conference, deputy head of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs, Trần Tấn Hùng, praised the efforts by Church followers in socio-economic development and humanitarian drives, contributing to the national growth.
He expressed his belief that they would build on their achievements while adhering to the Church’s goals and orientation, bringing into play patriotism, and devoting more to national development and defence.
The two-day general conference is set to review the Church’s activities in the 2012-16 tenure, elect a new executive board and approve a working plan for the 2016-20 tenure.
The Protestant denomination has existed in Việt Nam since 1954. It convened the first general conference in 2008, passing its Charter and orientations.
The Việt Nam Mennonite Church was officially recognised by the Vietnamese State in 2009. — VNS