|The Vietnam-Belarus Friendship Association convened its fourth national congress (2019-2024 tenure) in Hanoi on September 25.
The congress elected a 27-member executive board for the new tenure, with Nguyen Tuan
Phong, deputy head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations, as President.
Over the past years, the association organised various meetings and people-to-people exchanges, contributing to promoting the relationship between Vietnam and Belarus.
It supported many Belarus delegations which came to Vietnam to seek cooperation opportunities, while maintaining its close relations with the Belarus-Vietnam Friendship Association.
Delegates shared their views that the association should renew and improve the efficiency of its operation in the new term in order to reap practical results in people-to-people diplomacy.
Addressing the congress, Nguyen Phuong
Nga, President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations, praised achievements recorded by the association over the past time.
She highlighted the traditional friendship and long-term, multi-faceted cooperation between Vietnam and Belarus, and urged the association to consolidate cooperation with its partners, especially the Belarus-Vietnam Friendship Association.
Peace and friendship activities should be combined with cooperation in such areas as new energy, mechanical manufacturing and the processing of agro-forestry products.
The association can encourage youths to explore the land and people of the respective countries through schools and community-based programmes, she suggested.
Nga urged the association to expand its operation network in order to bring into full play its role as a bridge between organisations, individuals and businesses of the two countries.