Hanoi’s Vietnam-France Friendship Association bridges capitals
The executive board of the Vietnam-France Friendship Association’s Hanoi chapter for 2017-2022 (Photo: kinhtedothi.vn)
The Vietnam-France Friendship Association’s
Hanoi chapter convened its fifth congress on August 27, during which it set to strengthen
the introduction of the city’s culture and people to foreign friends.
In the 2017-2022 term, the association will expand its external
relations and international cooperation as well as cultural exchanges to
promote the city’s image.
The association will also act to boost economic, cultural, sport and
tourism connections between Vietnam and France as well as the two capital
At the same time, the association will organise humanitarian events to
help the needy.
At the congress, the association elected a 30-member Executive Committee
for the 2017-2022 tenure headed by Nguyen Lan Trung, Vice Standing President of
the Vietnam-France Friendship and Cooperation Association’s Central Committee.
Addressing the event, Trung said that despite difficulties, the
Vietnam-France Friendship Association in Hanoi effectively implemented its
plan, contributing to the people-to-people relations of the city.
Along with joining people-to-people diplomatic activities, the
association also engaged in friendship events to introduce Hanoi to
international friends in general and in France in particular, while helping
French friends to study the culture, architecture and socio-economy of the
The association was formed on August 2, 1996. It has 18 chapters with
thousands of members.-VNA