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.
At a reception in Hanoi, 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 Vietnam Federation of UNESCO Associations (VFUA) to
enhance the collaboration between Vietnam and other countries.
The UNESCO representative was accompanied by VFUA President Nguyen
Xuan Thang, who reported the performance of his organisation to Chairman
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 Vietnam’s Honourary
Consul to the Republic of Cyprus.
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 Vietnam’s images, preserving cultural
heritage, and expanding life-long study centres in the country.
Meanwhile, he affirmed that Vietnam 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 Vietnam’s Honourary Consul to
Cyprus, he will exert every effort to boost two-way ties,
especially in the recruitment of Vietnamese workers.-VNA