At the ceremony (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam – Finland Friendship Association and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development jointly held a ceremony in Hanoi on December 7 to mark the 10th founding anniversary of the Association.

Addressing the event, Deputy Minister Ha Cong Tuan, who is also President of the Association, hailed the long tradition of the Vietnam – Finland friendship.

Over the past 10 years, the Association has actively mobilised resources to organise annual friendship activities, contacts and information exchange between the two countries.

It has also worked with the Embassy of Finland in Vietnam and the Finland – Vietnam Association to boost people-to-people ties between the two nations.

The Association will organise more practical activities to welcome the upcoming significant events, such as the 100th anniversary of the National Day of Finland in 2017 and the 45th anniversary of the Vietnam – Finland diplomatic ties in 2018.

Chief advisor of the Finland-funded project “Development of Information Management Systems for the Forestry Sector” (FORMIS) Tapio Lepannen highlighted the fruitful cooperation in forestry between the two nations.

Numerous Finnish enterprises are willing to cooperate with Vietnam in forestry, he added.

Funded by the Government of Finland, the second phase of FORMIS is under implementation, aiming for better management of forestry sector.-VNA