PORTAL - On the morning of October 07, in Thu Dau Mot City, the second Congress of Vietnam-China Friendship Association in Binh Duong province, 2022-2027 tenure, took placePORTAL - On the morning of October 07, in Thu Dau Mot City, the second Congress of Vietnam-China Friendship Association in Binh Duong province, 2022-2027 tenure, took place
Attending were Mr. Nguyen Van Tho - former Ambassador of Vietnam to China, former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vice Chairman of the Central Committee of the Vietnam - China Friendship Association; Ms. Nguyen Thi Tuyet Minh - Deputy Head of Commission for Mass Mobilization of Provincial Party Committee; Ms. Tran Thi Hong Hanh - Permanent Vice Chairwoman of the Provincial Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee; Ms. Tran Thi Kim Van - Chairman of Provincial Union of Friendship Organizations; leaders of a number of departments, committees and branches in Binh Duong province, China Business Association Ho Chi Minh City.
Delegates attend the Congress
The Vietnam - China Friendship Association in Binh Duong province currently has 160 members. In the 2017-2022 tenure, the Association has well implemented the activities according to the orientation and direction of the Central Government, the Provincial Union of Friendship Organizations, the relevant departments and branches. At the same time, performing well the propaganda about the foreign activities of the Party, State and province, organizing diplomatic activities to strengthen friendly relations and promote cooperation in many fields with China. Thereby affirming the role and position of the Association and contributing to the overall development of the province.
Mr. Nguyen Van Tho (2nd from the right) - former Ambassador of Vietnam to China, former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vice Chairman of the Central Committee of the Vietnam - China Friendship Association presents a flower basket to congratulate the Congress
Ms. Tran Thi Hong Hanh (2nd from the right) – Permanent Vice Chairman of the Provincial Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee presents a flower basket from the Provincial Party Committee - People's Council - People's Committee - Provincial Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front to congratulate the Congress
In addition to the imprints on diplomacy, economy, cooperation in the fields of culture, education, social charity activities are also regularly carried out by the Association, contributing to taking care of the lives of workers, people, pupils and students with difficult circumstances in Binh Duong province. During the last term, the Association has actively campaigned and coordinated with the Taiwan Merchants Association, Cuong Phat Ceramics Company, the Chinese Four-State Mutual Aid Association and many Chinese enterprises investing in Binh Duong to support the poor and the province's pandemic prevention and control nearly 48 billion VND with nearly 1,000 gifts, etc.
Mr. Vo Thanh Nhan - Deputy Director of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Chairman of the Vietnam - China Friendship Association speaks at the Congress
However, due to many objective factors and prolonged pandemic, the Association's activities in the last tenure were still limited, and the membership development did not meet the set requirements.
For the 2022-2027 tenure, the Vietnam - China Friendship Association in Binh Duong province focuses on the following key tasks: Gradually strengthening the Association's organization to become stronger and stronger; introducing and informing all classes of people in the province about the relationship between the Vietnamese people and the Chinese people as well as propagate to the Chinese people living and working in Binh Duong about Vietnam's foreign policy; annually sending personnel to join provincial delegations to China and exchange information, establish relations with China-Vietnam friendship organizations, socio-political organizations and Chinese enterprises for the benefit of the two peoples, etc.
The Congress elected the Executive Committee of the Association for the 2022-2027 tenure including 13 members. Mr. Vo Thanh Nhan - Deputy Director of the Department of Foreign Affairs continued to be elected as the Chairman of the Association for the 2022-2027 tenure.
Delegates present flowers to congratulate the Executive Committee of the Vietnam - China Friendship Association in Binh Duong province for the 2022-2027 tenure
Mr. Vo Thanh Nhan (center) - Deputy Director of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Chairman of the provincial Vietnam - China Friendship Association expresses gratitude to the members of the Association's Executive Committee for the first tenure who are not re-elected
According to the General Department of
Vietnam Customs, two-way
trade between Vietnam and China in the first 6 months of 2022 reached 87.3
billion USD, of which Vietnam's export turnover reached 26.17 billion USD, up 6
.6% over the same period in 2021.
Currently, China is the leading country
in terms of foreign investment in Binh Duong with 1,561 projects with a total
registered capital of over 10 billion USD. Binh Duong has established bilateral
cooperation relations with 11 foreign provinces and cities, including Guangzhou
Reported by Phuong Chi- Translated by Thanh Tam