National Congress of Vietnam Buddhist Sangha to open hinh anh 1Overview of the event (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The eighth National Congress of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) for the 2017-2022 tenure will open in Hanoi on November 21.

Up to 250 delegates are expected to attend the event, including VBS dignitaries, monks and nuns, leaders and former leaders of the Party, State and Vietnam Fatherland Front, chief representatives of international organisations based in Hanoi, and Buddhist dignitaries from China, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Japan and the Republic of Korea.

The Congress is due to reach consensus on achieving nine goals for the tenure, review VBS’s activities for 2012-2017 and discuss work for 2017-2022, adopt amendments to the sixth Charter, and elect members to the VBS’s Executive Board for the tenure and several other important issues.-VNA