Vietnam, Uzbekistan step up friendship cooperation hinh anh 1VUFO President Nguyen Phuong Nga (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) on July 13 held a virtual signing ceremony of memoranda of understanding (MoU) with Uzbekistan’s partners.

Of the documents, one was singed by the VUFO and the Committee on Interethnic Relations and Friendship Cooperation with Foreign Countries of Uzbekistan, and another was inked by the Vietnam-Uzbekistan Friendship Association and the Uzbekistan-Vietnam Friendship Association.

They are expected to help enhance the traditional friendship and cooperation between the two countries' people.

Addressing the ceremony, VUFO President Nguyen Phuong Nga said people-to-people exchanges between the two countries have been maintained despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reviewing activities organised by the two countries’ friendship associations over the past years, Nga said such activities have significantly contributed to maintaining the traditional friendship and close relations between the people of Vietnam and Uzbekistan.

Nga and Luong Phan Cu, President of the Vietnam-Uzbekistan Friendship Association, shared the view that the documents have created a stable, comprehensive legal framework for people-to-people cooperation in various fields like delegation exchange, tourism and culture promotion, and seminars, helping to raise mutual understanding about the land, people, history and culture of the respective countries.

The signing of the documents forms part of efforts to materialise Vietnam’s foreign policy, Nga stressed./.