President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan visits Most Venerable Thich Pho Tue, Supreme Patriarch of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha on January 24. (Photo: VNA)
 
Hanoi (VNA) - President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee (VFF CC) Nguyen Thien Nhan paid a visit on January 24 to Most Venerable Thich Pho Tue, Supreme Patriarch of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS), and Buddhist dignitaries at Vien Minh Pagoda in Hanoi.

The VFF leader wished the Supreme Patriarch health and happiness so that he can continue to lead the VBS as a part of the national great unity, contributing to the country’s development.

Nhan also extended New Year wishes to the VBS Executive Council and Buddhist followers across the country.

He affirmed that throughout the long course of history, the Vietnamese Buddhism always upholds the spirit of protecting the country and the people. The VBS has actively encouraged monks and followers to make contributions to the nation’s Doi Moi, and national development.

On the occasion, the VFFCC President expressed his belief that the VBS would continue to participate in emulation movements launched by the VFF and contribute to cementing the national great unity.

Most Venerable Thich Pho wished the Standing Committee of the VFFCC a new year of peace, prosperity, and happiness.-VNA