City friendship society promotes ties with the RoK

HCM City’s Vietnam-Republic of Korea (RoK) Friendship Society will renew its operation and welcome new members to fulfil challenging tasks in the next five years.

The target was set at the society’s congress held in the city on October 29 to chart a course for the 2011-2016 tenure.

The RoK is an important partner of Vietnam, and people-to-people diplomacy will help lift relations between the two countries to a new height, said Le Hung Quoc, President of the Municipal Union of Friendship Organisations.

Since its establishment in 1995, the society has coordinated with the RoK Consulate General and the Korean Association in the city to organise activities, drawing the participation of local people, Korean nationals and students who are studying at universities in HCM City.

Notably, since 2005 it has raised funds from various sources, mostly from the RoK business circles, to purchase 110 bicycles for poor students, present 300 gifts to orphans, build compassionate houses and support poor female workers. 

At the congress, Vu Van Hoa, head of the HCM City Industrial Parks and Export Processing Zone Authority, was re-elected as President of the society.