Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Pham Quang Nghi visited the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) headquarters in Hanoi on May 27 on the occasion of Lord Buddha’s 2559th birth anniversary.

On behalf of the municipal agencies, Nghi extended their best wishes to the VBS and Buddhist dignitaries, monks, nuns and followers.

He highlighted contributions of the VBS and its Hanoi chapter as well as Buddhist followers over the past years to the city’s development.

He said he hopes that the VBS will continue contributing to the capital’s development.

Most Venerable Thich Thanh Nhieu, Vice Chairman of the VBS, thanked the local authorities for their help for the VBS’s activities.

Established 34 years ago, the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) now has chapters in all 63 provinces and cities.-VNA