NA Chairman, Deputy PM meet with UNESCO official
09:38 | 01/07/2014

VGP - Vietnamese high-ranking officials on June 30 welcomed President of the World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations (WFUCA) George Christophides, speaking highly of the federation’s contribution to international cooperation in culture, education and science.

Photo: VGP/ Hai Minh

At a reception in Ha Noi, National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung highlighted the WFUCA’s role, international position, as well as its noble missions and great contributions to the course of fostering global friendship and cultural, educational and scientific connections.

Christophides affirmed that his federation will work closer with the Viet Nam Federation of UNESCO Associations (VFUA) to enhance the collaboration between Viet Nam and other countries.

The UNESCO representative was accompanied by VFUA President Nguyen Xuan Thang, who reported the performance of his organisation to Chairman Hung.

Chairman Hung asked the VFUA to continue publicising the country’s images worldwide as part of the State policy of expanding relations with all countries in the globe.

The same day, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh met with George Christophides, who is also Viet Nam’s Honourary Consul to the Republic of Cyprus.

The host hailed the WFUCA’s assistance, adding that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will give further support to the VFUA to help bring into full play its role.

Minh asked the WFUCA to aid the VFUA,especially in popularsing Viet Nam’s images, preserving cultural heritage, and expanding life-long study centres in the country.

Meanwhile, he affirmed that Viet Nam is willing to boost ties with European countries, including Cyprus, and valued Christophides’s contribution to the development of bilateral partnership.

He suggested both countries step up the exchange of delegations to improve mutual understanding and multi-faceted cooperation.
 
In response, the guest pledged that as Viet Nam’s Honourary Consul to Cyprus, he will exert every effort to boost two-way ties, especially in the recruitment of Vietnamese workers. –VNA
 

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