President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan has extended his best wishes to all Vietnamese Buddhist monks, nuns and followers on the occasion of the Lord Buddha’s 2559th birth anniversary.

In his message of congratulations, Nhan confirmed that over the past two millennia, Vietnamese Buddhism has continually co-existed with the rest of the nation as Vietnam has strengthened and developed.

Since its establishment, the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS), which now has chapters in all 63 provinces and cities, has encouraged Vietnamese monks, nuns and followers inside and outside the country to contribute positively to the nation’s development and renewal cause.

The VFF appreciates the achievements of the VBS and congratulates it for its contributions to the country over the past 34 years, the message stated.

Nhan also expressed his belief that the Buddhist community will maintain this tradition, actively participating in campaigns launched by the VFF to consolidate, intensify and promote great national unity.-VNA