A delegation from the Vietnam Red Cross (VRC) made a working visit to Norway from June 19 – 24 to intensify cooperation with its counterpart in the European country.

During the trip, the Vietnamese side had discussions with representatives of the Norwegian Red Cross (NRC), the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, and the DNV Company which has supported many clean water and environmental hygiene projects in Vietnam.

They looked at their collaboration in the past years and drew up programmes for joint efforts in the time to come.

On June 23, VRC Chairman Nguyen Hai Duong presented his society’s medals to NRC President Sven Mollekleiv and NRC Regional Coordinator for Asia-Pacific Gideon Tesfai in recognition of their contribution to Vietnam’s humanitarian activities.

On this occasion, Counsellor Le Thanh Binh from the Vietnamese Embassy thanked the NRC and the Norwegian Government for their assistance to Vietnam, and expressed his hope that the relations between the two organisations and peoples will further flourish in the future.-VNA