The Vietnam Fund for Peace and Development (VFPD) under the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations held a ceremony in Hanoi on May 30 to mark its 10 th founding anniversary.

Established on April 9, 2003 , the VFPD focuses on research, awareness campaigns and people-to-people diplomacy activities by attending global forums and conferences to foster solidarity and call on international friends to support the nation’s construction and development.

The VFPD also works closely with the Vietnam Association of Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin to seek world support and urge US authorities and chemical firms to compensate Vietnamese AO/dioxin victims and clean up dioxin-contaminated areas in the country.

On the occasion, the VFPD also held a congress and re-elected former Vice President Nguyen Thi Binh as its Chair for the 2013 – 2018 tenure.

Binh said the VFPD will continue improving the efficiency of people-to-people diplomacy to boost international solidarity for peace and development.

To enhance information dissemination, more awareness campaigns will get underway to raise public understanding of the domestic and global situation.-VNA