President of the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTO) Shaaban Azzuouz has spoken of efforts by the Vietnam trade union in protecting labourers’ benefits.

T he Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) plays a role in the WFTO’s development, Shaaban Azzuouz said during his talks with VGCL President Dang Ngoc Tung in Hanoi on July 23.

The host briefed the guest on the development of the VGCL in recent years with its increasing position.

The 11th VGCL Congress in 2013 adopted its action plan for the next five years, targeting 10 million members by 2018, he said

As part of celebrations of its 85th founding anniversary, the VGCL holds a series of events, including an international workshop on the East Sea on July 27 in Ho Chi Minh City, Tung said.

For his part, Shaaban Azzouz, who is also President of Syria’s General Federation of Trade Unions (GFTU) briefed the host on Syria’s trade unions and challenges in protecting labourers and their interests.

The two sides expressed their hope that cooperation and mutual understanding between the two countries and their trade unions will be further developed in the coming time.-VNA