President urges further support from int’l Red Cross societies hinh anh 1President Tran Dai Quang (R) at the reception (Source:VNA)
Hanoi (VNA)President Tran Dai Quang has asked the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (IRIC) to continue providing support for member organisations in Southeast Asia, including Vietnam.

The support is especially necessary in the fields of community-based disaster management, response to emergency cases and climate change and Red Cross network development, he said during a reception in Hanoi on September 22 for delegates attending the 14th annual Southeast Asia Red Cross-Red Crescent Leadership Meeting held in Hanoi from September 21-22.

Hailing the outcomes of the meeting, the President expressed his belief that the Southeast Asia Red Cross – Red Crescent Movement will continue reaping greater successes, contributing to building a united and strong ASEAN Community.

He hailed the movement for making important strides over the past years, especially in the building of a safe and highly resilient community.

The host wished that Red Cross and Red Crescent societies of regional countries, the IFRC and IRIC would contribute to building ASEAN Community in the three key pillars of Political-Security Community, Economic Community and Socio-Cultural Community.

He took the occasion to thank the delegates for raising fund for victims of storm Doksuri in Vietnam’s central region.

Director of IFRC-Asia Pacific Xavier Castellanos, for his part, lauded the VRCS for its increasingly involvement in humanitarian and charity work.

He affirmed that the IRFC-Asia Pacific always pays attention to developing the role of member countries, including those in Southeast Asia.

The guest committed support to the VRCS and thanked the Vietnamese President for supporting the IFRC, IRIC and relevant societies in Southeast Asia in his capacity as VRCS Honorary President.-VNA