At the reception (Photo: daidoanket.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vice President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Bui Thi Thanh has highlighted the role of religious dignitaries and clergies in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang in building national unity bloc.

During a reception in Hanoi on June 21 for a religious delegation from An Giang, Thanh lauded contributions to the society made by the religious dignitaries, including organising a line-up of charity events and engaging local people in the patriotic emulation movement.

She noticed that the dignitaries and clergies should channel more efforts to popularise the Party and State’s guidelines and regulations to people.

According to Truong Hoang Trong, Vice Chairman of the VFF’s An Giang chapter, the province has a total population of 2.2 million people with four main ethnic groups - Kinh, Hoa, Khmer and Cham. It is home to 11 religious groups with 1,290 dignitaries, and 506 worshipping establishments.

In the past years, local livelihoods have been improved, he said, adding that local authorities have paid due attention to the construction or repair of worshipping establishments.

Many dignitaries and clergies have joined the provincial People’s Council and local chapter of the VFF, making contributions to local socio-economic development, social order, and border security.-VNA