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Hanoi (VNA) – The Government’s Committee for Religious Affairs hosted a reception in Hanoi on August 19 for Muslim dignitaries from Ho Chi Minh City and the southern provinces of Tay Ninh and Ninh Thuan.

Deputy Head of the Government’s Committee for Religious Affairs Duong Ngoc Tan greeted the Muslim dignitaries on their visit to the capital city and affirmed that the Party and State have always paid due attention to ensuring Muslim followers in the country lead a stable life and participate in humanitarian activities in line with law.

According to Tan, the representative board of the Islamic community in Ho Chi Minh City, and the southern province of Tay Ninh and Ninh Thuan has demonstrated its role in bridging their Muslim dignitaries and followers with local administrations and mass organisations and at the same time communicating Party and State guidelines and policies in the community.

He expressed his hope that the board will do more to direct dignitaries and followers to realise Party and State policies, guidelines and law, contributing to preserving the national unity bloc and promoting socio-economic development in their localities.

Representatives of the Islamic community said Muslim followers are good citizens, always abiding by law and contributing to the unity of religions and the national great unity.

Ninh Thuan, Tay Ninh and Ho Chi Minh City are home to large numbers of Muslims in Vietnam. There are more than 72,000 Islamic followers in the country at present, mostly the Cham ethnic people, according to the Government’s Committee for Religious Affairs.-VNA