Secretary of State of the Cambodian Ministry of Cults and Religions Touch Sarom presents gift to Vietnamese Government Committee for Religious Affairs (Source: VNA) 
 
Can Tho (VNA) – Authorities of the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho had a working session on December 18 with Secretary of State of the Cambodian Ministry of Cults and Religions Touch Sarom to talk about religious work. 

The event was within the framework of a conference to share experience in religious work between the Vietnamese Government Committee for Religious Affairs and the Cambodian Ministry of Cults and Religions.

Permanent Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Van Tam said Can Tho is the centre of the Mekong Delta with a population of nearly 1.3 million people. It is home to 12 valid religions and beliefs with 380 worship places and over 485,000 followers.

They have abided by State laws and policies, actively joined in charity activities and built rural infrastructure, contributing tens of billions of Vietnamese dong to the city’s social welfare services each year.

Touch Sarom, for her part, said the Cambodian government attaches importance to religious work.

Cambodia is now home to around 5,000 pagodas and 7,000 monks and nuns.

The two sides have agreed to hold conferences to share State management experience in religious work since 2007.-VNA