Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has praised the positive assistance and effective coordination of foreign countries and international organisations in the fight against AIDS, drugs and prostitution in Vietnam.

In addition to financial support, the organisations have involved in building institutions and polices as well as supervising the implementation of projects, he said at an annual meeting with representatives from embassies and international organisations and donors operating in this field in Hanoi on December 9.

Dam, who is head of the National Committee for AIDS, Drugs and Prostitution Prevention and Control, stated that Vietnam is facing a lot of difficulties in the fight and the assistance of the international community is crucial for the country to maintain its attained results.

He expressed his wish that donors will coordinate with Vietnam in seeking more aid resources, committing the country’s most effective use of international aid as well as domestic sources.

Pratibha Mehta, UN Resident Coordinator in Vietnam, acknowledged that Vietnam has made necessary decisions to realise the objectives of the campaign against AIDS, drugs and prostitution.

She said she hopes that Vietnam will multiply good models to successfully fulfill the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

International organisations also pledged continued support and assistance for Vietnam to implement policies and programmes in this field.-VNA