General Phung Quang Thanh, Minister of National Defence, visited the Friendship Village in Hanoi , run by the Vietnam War Veterans Association (VWVA) on Jan. 25 on the threshold of the Lunar New Year.

Thanh presented gifts to children, war veterans and Agent Orange victims and wished them health for the new year.

He also spoke highly of the achievements recorded by the village’s staff and said he hoped they would continue to enhance their qualifications and accomplish their work at the Friendship Village .

On the same day, Thanh paid a visit to the VWVA Central Committee./.