Certificates of Merit for charitable and humanitarian activities in the 2016-2018 period were awarded to a number of NGOs at a meeting last Friday in the city. VNS Photo Bồ Xuân Hiệp
HCM CITY — HCM City will continue to enhance relationships with foreign diplomatic missions and international organisations, NGOs, and representative offices in the city, Lê Thanh Liêm, deputy chairman of HCM City People’s Committee, said.
Liêm praised the Service Company to Foreign Missions (FOSCO) for completing tasks assigned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the city administration.
“The specialised State firm for diplomatic services has performed the work of public diplomacy well and has built relationships with foreign diplomatic missions and international organisations, NGOs, and representative offices,” he said.
Liêm was speaking at a meeting with foreign envoys, international organisations, and representative offices of foreign economic agencies in HCM City last Friday.
During its 40 years of establishment, FOSCO has ensured the statutory rights of dozens of thousands of Vietnamese working for foreign agencies.
The agency has also ensured the effective use and management of public land and housing allocated by the city government, as well as creating a safe and secure environment for foreign diplomatic missions and international organisations.
Liêm asked the agency to continue to implement signed agreements to deepen cooperative relations. “HCM City leaders are committed to creating favourable conditions for FOSCO’s operations and its development.”
Phạm Sao Mai, assistant to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, urged FOSCO to continue to improve its services, saying that it was the only agency to carry out the tasks of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the city's People’s Committee to serve foreign diplomatic missions in the south.
Hanif Salim, consul general of the Republic of Indonesia in HCM City, thanked FOSCO for its help with the activities of consular agencies in HCM City.
At the meeting, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs awarded a Certificate of Merit to FOSCO for its achievements in supporting foreign affairs in the city. — VNS