Seven foreign NGOs receive the Prime Minister's certificate of merit.

They are The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI/the U.S.), Fred Hollow Foundation (FHF/Australia), Fredrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES/Germany), Giving It Back To Kids (GIBTK/the U.S.), Good Neighbors International (GNI/the Republic of Korea), The VinaCapital Foundation (VCF/the U.S.), and World Vision International (WVI/the U.S.).

On this occasion, the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO) presented the certificate of merit from its Presidium to 30 NGOs.

VUFO President Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga thanked and appreciated the contributions of foreign NGOs, which have joined hands with the Vietnamese government and people in the process of poverty reduction and economic development, thus contributing to the sustainable development of the country.

VUFO President Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga speaks at the event.

Both Nga and Ambassador Ha Kim Ngoc, Deputy Foreign Minister and Chairman of the Committee for Foreign Non-governmental Organizations, expressed their hope to continue receiving support from NGOs, pledging that their agencies will stand side by side with and create favorable conditions for operations of NGOs in Vietnam.

At a conference reviewing the implementation of the national program on strengthening cooperation and mobilizing foreign non-governmental aid for the 2019-2025 period, held by the VUFO the same day, VUFO Vice President and General Secretary Phan Anh Son, who is also Vice Chairman of the Committee for Foreign Non-governmental Organizations, affirmed the important role of foreign NGOs in Vietnam’s poverty reduction, sustainable development and international integration.

Over the past three years, more than 5,000 projects and grants have been deployed in areas of Vietnam's need, with the disbursement value surpassing 650 million USD.

Source: VNA