Chairman of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vu Tien Loc voted as President of the Vietnam-Korea Friendship Association(Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - The Vietnam-Korea Friendship Association (VKFA) organised its third national congress for the 2018-2013 term in Hanoi on September 20.

The congress elected a 47-member executive committee for the 2018-2023 tenure with Chairman of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) Vu Tien Loc voted as President of the VKFA.

A reported delivered at the congress showed that during the past term, the VKFA effectively carried out a wide range of activities in different fields such as politics, economy, cultural exchange and charity, thereby helping to strengthen and enhance friendship and mutual understanding between the people of Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK).

Charitable and humanitarian activities are among the priorities of the VKFA. In the last term, the association mobilized RoK businesses to grant scholarships, clothes, sewing machines and production materials to poor students and orphans across the country.

The VKFA also called on RoK companies and partners to donate money and necessities to residents affected by natural disasters.

In the new term, the association plans to disseminate the Party and State’s internal and external policies as well as Vietnam’s achievements in the reform process so that the people of both nations get a better understand about their countries, people, cultural-historic tradition and Vietnam-RoK relations.

The VKFA will also call for more support from the RoK and partners for the cause of socio-economic development in Vietnam.

Vice President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) Bui Khac Son commended the VKFA’s successes in the last term, saying that its activities have made practical contributions to friendly and cooperative relations between the Vietnamese and Korean people.

Meanwhile, RoK Ambassador to Vietnam Kim Do-hyun promised to accompany and support the VKFA in implementing activities to reinforce and promote friendship and mutual understanding between the Korean and Vietnamese people.-VNA