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NGOs honoured for contributions to Vietnam’s poverty reduction

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Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) has presented certificates of merit and insignia “For peace and friendship among nations” to 30 foreign non-governmental organistions (NGOs) in honour of their practical contributions to poverty reduction in Vietnam.

The awarding took place at a conference held in Hanoi on December 23, with the participation of nearly 150 delegates from NGOs, ministries, agencies and localities.

In his opening speech, permanent Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son said the event aims to update foreign NGOs on the latest legal regulations and administrative procedures in Vietnam relating to NGOs’ operation.

The conference was also hoped to provide a venue for the NGOs to raise their problems and seek explanations from relevant agencies, he said.

VUFO Vice President Don Tuan Phong, for his part, said the Working Committee for Foreign NGOS and the VUFO will further promote information exchange and connectivity between localities and donors, businesses and foreign NGOs, as well as increase fundraising from NGOs in the future.

At the event, officials from the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs’ Employment Department and the Hanoi municipal taxation department also answered queries raised by NGOs in Vietnam./.
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