War veteran association’s sixth congress concludes hinh anh 1Overview of the closing session (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)
– The sixth National Congress of the Vietnam War Veterans’ Association (VWVA) wrapped up on December 15 with the introduction of a 98-member Central Committee for the 2017-2022 period led by Sen. Lieut. Gen. Nguyen Van Duoc.

During three working days, veterans passed a report summarizing the association’s operation over the past five years and detailing its targets and tasks for the 2017-2020 period, a report on revision of its charter, and a resolution of the congress.

In the next five years, the association is set to fulfil eight major targets, including the reduction of 1-1.5 percent of poor households of war veterans, repairing all degraded houses of its members, and giving health care consultations and vocational training to all veterans still at working age.

Addressing the closing ceremony, Sen. Lieut. Gen. Duoc said that the congress was a success, with the set agenda completed.

He asked the association’s chapters at all levels to promptly popularize important documents agreed during the congress to their members, while drastically building action plans to implement the congress’s resolution.

Participants at the congress also heard a greeting letter from the Ukraine War Veterans’ Association.

On the occasion, 42 members of the VWVA Central Committee in the 2012-2017 tenure were awarded with the certificates of merit from the association’s Chairman in recognition of their outstanding performance in building and developing the association.-VNA