Chairman of the HCM City Union of Friendship Organisations (HUFO) Le Hung Quoc at the event (Source :baomoi)

HCM City (VNA) – An International Friendship Day (IFD) 2015 took place in Phu My Hung Town, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City on December 12.

Themed “Vietnam Go Global”, the event was jointly organised by the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO), the municipal Departments of Culture and Sports, External Relations, and Education and Training; the city’s Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union; and the International Alumni Network (iAN). 

Chairman of the HCM City Union of Friendship Organisations (HUFO) Le Hung Quoc said the event aimed to connect generations of Vietnamese alumni who studied abroad and create a venue for cultural exchange to strengthen friendship between participants. 

IFD hopes to gather ideas and experience of the alumni for the city’s integration process. It is also an opportunity to raise fund for the city’s education sector and scholarships for local students to study abroad, Quoc added.

The event featured various activities, including cultural exchanges, education, music, sport and cuisine with the participation of Vietnamese who used to study abroad and foreign students in the city.

A series of workshops were held as part of the event where attendees discussed what international alumni could do to contribute to the national integration, which abilities enterprises require from the alumni, and how to start a business.-VNA