The Baha’i Community of Vietnam held its sixth National Congress in Ho Chi Minh City on May 27 to review its operation in the 2012-13 tenure and outline its direction for the 2013-14 term.

Addressing the event, a representative of the Government’s Committee for Religious Affairs praised the community’s contributions over the past years.

The committee’s representative suggested that in the next term, Baha’i dignitaries should focus on instructing followers to implement the Government’s policies, consolidating the great national unity bloc and unity with other religions.

In the 2012-2013 tenure, the Baha’i Community of Vietnam joined hands with people nationwide to overcome many challenges and difficulties, contributing to the country’s achievements.

It also guided followers to effectively participate in social and charitable activities, fostering solidarity in localities.

Established in 1954, the Baha’i Community of Vietnam has more than 7,000 followers in 43 localities, mostly in central and southern regions.

It has been recognised as a religious organisation since July 2008.-VNA