Vietnam always welcomes and creates favourable conditions for foreign non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to operate and assist in poverty reduction and sustainable development.

Vice State President Nguyen Thi Doan made the affirmation while receiving David Rockefeller JR, Chairman of Rockefeller Foundation, in Hanoi on November 1.

Doan said that the three areas where Rockefeller Foundation is assisting Vietnam – health, climate change adaptation and support for AO victims –are aligned with the country’s priorities.

Supporting AO victims is a humanitarian issue of Vietnam ’s special concern, she said, adding that the country has received strong support from the international community and foreign NGOs in this area.

The Vice State President expressed her hope that Vietnam would receive more support from Rockefeller Foundation in future.

David Rockefeller JR said he was impressed by the socio-economic achievements made by Vietnam .

He spoke highly of the Vietnamese Government’s facilitation for the foundation’s operations and said the foundation would continue its cooperation and support for Vietnam .

Established in 1913, the New York-based non-profit Rockefeller Foundation aimed to create opportunities for the socio-economic and environmental development of poor communities around the world.

Since 2000, the foundation has provided over 6.6 million USD for 64 projects in Vietnam, including a project to improve climate change adaptation capacity in Da Nang and Can Tho cities and Binh Dinh province./.