Speaking at a ceremony to mark the 25th anniversary of the association in HCM City on July 21, the diplomat congratulated the association on its successful organisation of cooperation programmes in the fields of culture, tourism and trade promotion between Vietnam and Germany.

HUFO President Huynh Minh Thien (4th from right) presenting certificates of merits to individuals and groups, who contributed to the development of the association

She said the increasing number of Vietnamese people travelling to Germany and vice versa has demonstrated the thriving collaboration and friendship between the two sides.

Daniela Scheetz expressed her wish that the community of Vietnamese who used to study and work in Germany will continue to work as a bridge helping intensify the mutual understanding and friendship, bringing practical benefits to people of the two countries.

Huynh Minh Thien, President of the Union of Friendship Organisations in HCM City (HUFO), hailed the diverse activities organised by the association, ranging from politics to economy, culture and social affairs, which he said have contributed to the city’s people-to-people diplomacy.

The association has 10 chapters and 500 members who are mainly young business people.

Source: VNA