Vietnam attends 18th SEA Red Cross Red Crescent Leadership Meeting hinh anh 1At the event (Photo:

Hanoi (VNA) – Vice President and Secretary General of the Vietnam Red Cross Society (VRCS) Nguyen Hai Anh on September 16 attended the 18th annual Southeast Asia Red Cross Red Crescent Leadership Meeting via videoconference.

Held alternately in countries, the two-day event, chaired by the Thai Red Cross Society, afforded participants a chance to share experience in further promoting regional cooperation in humanitarian field and red cross movement.

Speaking at the event, Anh said the COVID-19 pandemic has posed great challenges to Southeast Asia red cross and red crescent movement and national red cross societies in the region, but also offered opportunities to raise funds, share skills and experience, and create a driving force for national red cross societies to better perform their humanitarian missions in the future.

The VRCS affirms its strong commitment to financial sustainability and resource mobilisation, development of activities by youths and volunteers, health care in emergency cases, and community safety which are priorities in its development strategy till 2030, Anh said, adding that the VRCS pledges to invest more in personnel working in the humanitarian field.

The Vietnamese representative put forth suggestions regarding human resources, opportunities, use of apps in digital platforms and social media to pool resources and create financial sustainability.

Concluding the event, leaders of national red cross societies are due to adopt the meeting’s conclusion and transfer the role of President of the Southeast Asia Red Cross Red Crescent Leadership mechanism to the Brunei Red Cross Society./.