VFF leader visits Buddhist dignitaries, followers in HCM City hinh anh 1Vice President and General Secretary of the VFF Central Committee Tran Thanh Man at the meeting with representatives from the VBS Executive Council’s HCM City Office (Source: giacngo.vn)
HCM City (VNA) – Vice President and General Secretary of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Tran Thanh Man has extended his best wishes to Buddhist dignitaries and followers in Ho Chi Minh City on the occasion of Buddha’s 2560th birthday.

During his May 19 meeting with representatives from the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) Executive Council’s HCM City Office, the VFF leader praised efforts of the VSB in encouraging Buddhist monks, nuns and followers to actively contribute to the country’s construction, development and reform.

He said he hopes Buddhist dignitaries and followers nationwide will further promote great national unity, and continue responding to and actively implementing emulation movements, especially in international integration and new-style rural area building, national sovereignty safeguarding, environmental protection as well as in social activities.

On behalf of the VBS, Most Venerable Thich Thien Nhon, Chairman of the VBS Executive Council thanked the Party, State and the VFF for their attention to the VBS’s activities, affirming that the VBS Executive Council, all dignitaries, monks, nuns and followers, in and outside the country, will maintain unity and promote Vietnamese Buddhism’s tradition, and join nation-building and safeguarding as well.

The VBS will do its best to realise the set duties in the coming time, especially calling on Buddhist dignitaries and followers across the country to perform their citizen right and duty in the upcoming 14th National Assembly and People's Council at all levels elections, he stressed.-VNA