|The Việt Nam-Korea Friendship Association (VKFA) held its third national congress for the 2018-23 term in Hà Nội yesterday.— VNA/VNS Photo enternews.vn|
HÀ NỘI — The Việt Nam-Korea Friendship Association (VKFA) held its third national congress for the 2018-23 term in Hà Nội yesterday.
The congress elected a 47-member executive committee for the tenure, with Chairman of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) Vũ Tiến Lộc elected president.
A report delivered at the congress showed that in the past term, the VKFA carried out activities in various fields such as politics, economy, cultural exchange and charity, helping strengthen and enhance friendship and mutual understanding between the people of Việt Nam and the Republic of Korea (RoK).
Charitable and humanitarian activities are among the priorities of the VKFA. In the last term, the association mobilised Korean businesses to grant scholarships, clothes, sewing machines and production materials to poor students and orphans nationwide.
The VKFA also called on Korean firms and partners to donate money and necessities to residents affected by natural disasters.
In the new term, the association plans to disseminate the Party and State’s internal and external policies as well as Việt Nam’s achievements in the reform process so the people of both nations get a better understanding of their countries, people, cultural-historic tradition and Việt Nam-RoK relations.
The VKFA will also call for more support from the RoK and partners to aid development in Việt Nam.
Vice President of the Việt Nam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) Bùi Khắc Son commended the VKFA’s successes in the last term, saying its activities have made practical contributions to the friendly relations between the Vietnamese and Korean people.
Meanwhile, RoK Ambassador to Việt Nam Kim Do-hyun promised to accompany and support the VKFA in promoting friendship between Korean and Vietnamese people. — VNS