Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam-UK Friendship Association (VUFA) in Hanoi has greatly contributed to fostering friendship and cooperation between Hanoi and London as well as between Vietnam and the UK, said Can Viet Anh, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations of Hanoi.

Addressing the third congress in Hanoi on September 16, Can lauded the VUFA’s achievements in all fields, contributing to boosting affiliation between the two countries in culture, education, technology, trade and investment.

Since the association was set up on March 12, 2015, the association has drew thousands of members.

The association has launched diverse activities to strengthen people-to-people connectivity between Hanoi and London as well as Vietnam and the UK.

In the coming time, the association aims to popularise the image of the culture and people, especially cultural heritage of Hanoi and Vietnam, to British friends.

At the same time, the association will also organise events to celebrate major political events of both countries, along with activities to foster cultural collaboration between the two countries.

At the congress, the association’s members elected an executive board for the 2017-2022 period with 35 members led by President Pham Vinh Quang, head of the Foreign Ministry’s Department of Culture Diplomacy and UNESCO Affairs.-VNA