Speaking at the opening ceremony, Minister of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung treasured the valuable assistance of the Colombo Plan for the Vietnamese Government, especially the training for over 500 Vietnamese personnel on various fields such as drug prevention, public administration, environment, private economic sector development and gender equality, and so on.

Scene at the opening ceremony. (Photo: congthuong.vn)

He also underlined Vietnam’s increasingly active participation in managing Colombo Plan activities, such as its successful candidacy for the position of Director of the Drug Advisory Program in 2009-2011, and the General Secretary of the Colombo Plan for the 2018-2022 term.

During the two-day meeting, participants discussed and agreed on orientations and activities of the organization for the next two years, as well as the assistance and commitments of each member country.

Translated by Song Anh