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Hanoi (VNA) – A workshop was held in Hanoi on December 9 to discuss the role of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the development of Vietnam and Germany.

Vice Chairman of the Vietnam-Germany Friendship Association Phan Thanh Tinh said the two nations’ strategic partnership has facilitated cooperation between their mass organisations and NGOs.

Currently, 30 German NGOs are operating in Vietnam, while numerous Vietnamese mass organisations and NGO have established ties with German partners.

Erwin Schweisshelm, head of the German Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) office in Vietnam, acknowledged the conference as a bridge connecting Vietnamese NGOs and mass organisations and their German counterparts, including the ties between the VGFA and the FES.

Speakers at the event included experts from Viethealth, an NGO under the Union of Scientific and Technological Associations, the Berlin University and the FES in Vietnam.

The workshop was co-organised by the Vietnam-Germany Friendship Association and the FES - a private German non-profit organisation.-VNA