| Permanent Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son speaks at the event (Photo: VNA)
It was jointly chaired by Permanent Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son and Vice President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations Phan Anh Son, who are also COMINGO head and vice head.
At the event, participants discussed matters of concerns at present and implementation plans of the national programme on enhancing cooperation and international non-governmental assistance for the 2019-25 period, and shared experience in the field.
Over the past two decades, NGOs have provided more than US$4.35 billion for Vietnamese work in health care, education, society, recovery from post-war consequences, and climate change response, among others.
Meanwhile, they have helped Vietnamese ministries, organisations, and localities to access practical experience and skills.