Deputy PM pays Christmas visits to Da Lat Diocese, Evangelical Church hinh anh 1Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh visits the Da Lat Diocese on December 22 (Photo: VNA)

Lam Dong (VNA) - Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh visited and extended Christmas greetings to the Da Lat Diocese and the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (South) in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong on December 22.

At the Da Lat Diocese, the Deputy PM said that this year, despite the difficulties and challenges posed by COVID-19, climate change, and natural disasters in the central region, the country has been strong in implementing the twin targets of preventing the pandemic and boosting socio-economic development.

He lauded the Catholic community’s efforts in joining hands with the Government to overcome difficulties, support flood-hit people, and reinforce great national unity.

He wished priests, nuns, dignitaries, and Catholics in Da Lat and Lam Dong province a merry Christmas, while expressing a hope that they will continue to contribute to national construction and defence.

He also hoped that dignitaries and the Catholic community will promote patriotism and accompany the nation, thus contributing more to the building of Vietnam into a rich, strong, democratic, equitable and civilised nation.

During the visit to the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (South), the Deputy PM extended his Christmas greetings to dignitaries and followers and expressed his belief that the church will continue to abide by the Party's policies and the State’s laws, while actively engaging in patriotic emulation movements as well as socio-economic development activities in the locality.

In Lam Dong, the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (South) has more than 77,000 followers. Over the years, dignitaries and followers have actively joined socio-economic and cultural activities in the locality, contributing to ensuring political security, social order, and safety, and strengthening national solidarity in the province./.