At the working session (Source: VNA)
 
Paris (VNA) – Vice President and Secretary General of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Hau A Lenh has affirmed that VFF highly values work with the French Economic, Social and Environmental Council (CESE) to share experience in environmental protection, climate change response and industrial and household waste treatment.

During a working session with CESE President Patrick Bernasconi in Paris on September 17, Lenh congratulated CESE on the successful General Assembly of the International Association of Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions (AICESIS) 2018 in Paris.

Both sides agreed to share experience in waste treatment and personnel training, and soon sign a cooperation agreement in environmental protection.

The same day, Lenh and the VFF delegation attended the plenary session of AICESIS 2018, themed “Digital Society”, which attracted 14 countries representing Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia and discussed the digital revolution’s impacts on socio-economic inequality and the role of digitalisation in governance and social partners.

Delegates agreed that a digital society is changing workforce demand and education.

The meeting heard a report on activities during 2018, a financial report for 2017, training for personnel aged below 30 and AICESIS’s major plans between now and 2019. It also admitted Serbia as a member.

Founded in 1999 to share experience and develop dialogues among members on the basis of respecting values of peace, security, democracy and human rights, AICESIS has helped establish socio-economic councils worldwide.

VFF became an affiliate member of AICESIS in 2009.-VNA