President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Tran Thanh Man ​(R) and Gary Evan Stevenson, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of LDS Church. (Source: VNA)

 Hanoi (VNA) – President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Tran Thanh Man highlighted contributions of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) in Vietnam to the great national unity bloc.

At a reception for a delegation of the LDS Church led by Gary Evan Stevenson, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the church, in Hanoi on March 14, Man said the LDS Church’s followers have also contributed to national socio-economic achievements.

He asked the LDS Church’s Representative Committee in Vietnam to continue coordinating with competent Vietnamese agencies in encouraging the followers to participate in social activities, patriotic movements, as well as people-elected and fatherland front agencies.

The committee was urged to carry out joint programmes on environmental protection and climate change response, and materialise the Law on Belief and Religion which took effect on January 1, 2018.

For his part, Stevenson emphasised that the VFF has created favourable conditions for the church to promote the role of its followers in patriotic movements and campaigns launched by the VFF.

He promised that he will continue to encourage the church’s followers to take part in environmental protection and climate change combat, along with programmes providing clean water for people in remote areas and teaching English for the followers in Vietnam.-VNA