President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Tran Thanh Man (L) presents gifts to state welfare beneficiaries, low-income families and Agent Orange victims in Thoai Son district, An Giang province, on January 20 (Photo: VNA)

An Giang (VNA) – President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Tran Thanh Man offered the best wishes to state welfare beneficiaries, low-income families and Agent Orange victims in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang on January 20 during a visit ahead of the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.

Visiting the families of a martyr and a veteran in the southwestern border defence war in Nui Sap town of Thoai Son district, Man, who is also a member of the Party Central Committee, said his delegation’s pre-Tet trip to An Giang this year is also meant to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the fight’s victory.

In this war, An Giang suffered from heavy losses, he noted, adding that almost all local districts sent soldiers to safeguard Vietnam’s southwestern border and support Cambodia in defeating the Pol Pot genocidal regime. That not only helped firmly protect the national border but also enhance the lofty friendship with Cambodia.

The same day, Man also sent Tet greetings and presented 200 gift packs to state welfare beneficiaries, low-income families and Agent Orange victims in Thoai Son district.

He expressed his delight that with its agricultural production strength, Thoai Son has recorded continuous improvements in local living standards and poverty reduction.

The official also asked local authorities to call on the private sector to join hands in ensuring a happy Tet that falls in early February for all people.-VNA