A photo taken at Solidarity Day with Vietnam in Zurich (Source: VNA)

Geneva (VNA)
– The Switzerland-Vietnam Friendship Association has recently held a Solidarity Day with Vietnam in Zurich city to raise funds for its charitable activities.

Speaking at the event on November 24, Ngoc Dung Moser, member of the association’s Executive Board, said that on average, the association collected 8,000 CHF (8,010 USD) per year. 

Anjuska Weil, the association’s President, said that since its foundation in 1982, the association has organised many activities to support victims of Agent Orange/dioxin, and bombs and mines, leprosy patients, and children living in difficulties in different localities in Vietnam.

This year, the association starts granting long-term scholarships to nearly 30 girls in Chau Thanh A district in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang to help them pursue their learning.

Attending the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to Switzerland Pham Hai Bang thanked the association for its assistance given to needy people in Vietnam.

On this occasion, the association published its magazine named Hoa binh (Peace) comprising articles on the East Sea and the lawsuit of Vietnam’s dioxin victims against the US’s chemical companies which provided herbicides for the US army to use during the wartime in Vietnam.-VNA