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VUFO celebrates 65th anniversary of traditional day

Update: November, 17/2015 - 09:54
Politburo member and permanent member of the Party Central Committee's Secretariat, Le Hong Anh speaks at the event in Ha Noi yesterday.. — Photo VNA

HA NOI (VNS) — The Viet Nam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) celebrated it 65th anniversary of its traditional day (November 17) in Ha Noi yesterday.

The VUFO chose November 17, the day President Ho Chi Minh sent a letter to the Congress on the birth of the VUFO, as its traditional day.

People-to-people diplomacy has played a breakthrough role and created social consensus for relations between Viet Nam and countries worldwide, rallying support for national liberation, reunification and development.

Viet Nam has worked with nearly 1,000 foreign non-governmental organisations (NGOs) from more than 30 countries and territories. Over the course of the past 15 years, NGOs have disbursed in excess of US$3 billion for tens of thousands of projects involving poverty reduction, post-war recovery, public healthcare, epidemic prevention, environmental protection, social issues, infrastructure, education, climate change and sustainable development. — VNS

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