President of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) Dang Ngoc Tung hosted a reception for General Secretary of the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) George Mavrikos in Hanoi on September 26.

In their meeting, Tung gave an overview of his organisation’s operations and thanked the WFTU for its active support for the VGCL in recent years.

He expressed his belief that the friendship and cooperation between the two sides will be deepened through the exchange of information and mutual support at international forums.

For his part, George Mavrikos said that the WFTU, which was founded in 1945 in Paris, now comprises some 90 million trade unionists in 126 countries.

Appreciating the VGLC’s role in safeguarding the rights and interests of Vietnam’s working class and labourers, he said the confederation has made substantial contributions to the improvement of labourers’ livelihoods and the country’s national development.

The General Secretary said the WFTU is willing to provide multi-faceted assistance to the VGLC while holding out hope that both sides will increase the exchange of delegations and experience in an effort to strengthen trade union organisations.-VNA