A delegation from the Steering Committee for the Central Highlands has visited and extended best wishes to Protestant priests and followers in Dak Lak province on the occasion of 2014 Christmas.

During the meeting with the Protestant Representative Board in Dak Lak on December 12, Vice Chairwoman of the committee H’Ngam Nie Kdam, who led the delegation, appreciated contributions by the local Protestant community to poverty alleviation, socio-economic development, maintenance of political security and the traditional culture.

She expressed her hope that local believers will continue leading a good secular and religious life and strengthening solidarity towards happiness and prosperity.

Protestant dignitaries thanked the local authorities for support to improve both material and spiritual lives of local followers.

On this occasion, H’Ngam Nie Kdam and Protestant dignitaries attended a ceremony laying the foundation stone of an office of the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (South) in Tan Loi ward, Dak Lak’s Buon Ma Thuot city.

Dak Lak is home to more than 140,000 Protestant followers.-VNA