The Russia-Vietnam Friendship Association (RVFA) convened its seventh congress on April 20 in Moscow to review its performance in the 2007-2012 term and set forth tasks for the new period.

According to RVFA President Vladimir Buyanov, the association has during its past term set up new chapters, admitted more members, and published many books and documents on the multifaceted cooperation between the two countries as well as between RVFA and the Vietnam-Russia Friendship Association (VRFA).

Speaking at the congress, Dao Trong Thi, VRFA Chairman highlighted RVFA’s active contributions to developing and strengthening the traditional friendship between Vietnam and Russia .

He said he hopes the friendship and strategic cooperation between the two countries will be promoted to benefit both countries’ people, affirming VRFA will make more efforts in doing that.

During the congress, RVFA members selected their new steering committee and re-elected Vladimir Buyanov as their President in the new term.

On the occasion, the Moscow Peace Fund presented the “Peace Dove” medal to Vu Xuan Hong, President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations in recognition of his contributions to the development of the Russia-Vietnam friendship.-VNA