Meeting representatives of Vietnamese associations, friendship organizations and community in Bern, Switzerland on November 27 (local time), Phuc appreciated their opinions and suggestions, saying that the Vietnamese Party and State intend to issue a mechanism to effectively collect and capitalize on feedback and initiatives of OV experts, intellectuals and businesspeople.

He informed them that Vietnam’s business environment has improved, attracting a large number of top investors to the country. External and global integration activities have been stepped up actively, proactively and effectively. Vietnam also signed and enforced a number of new-generation free trade agreements.

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Vietnamese representatives in Switzerland

The leader wished that the OVs would continue offering mutual support, help fellows at home overcome the pandemic, as well as raise awareness of national traditions and culture among young generations, especially the Vietnamese language.

Staff of the Vietnamese Embassy in Switzerland were asked to better perform citizen protection and hold practical activities to contribute to the homeland, thereby upholding the power of great national unity.

On the occasion, the President presented the Friendship Order to the Switzerland-Vietnam Friendship Association (SVFA) in honor of its contributions to the friendship between the two countries' people.

President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO) Nguyen Phuong Nga also granted the insignia “For Peace and Friendship among Nations,” the most noble distinction of the VUFO, to SVFA President Anjuska Weil.

As scheduled on November 28 morning (local time), President Phuc and his spouse will leave Bern for Geneva to meet Director General of the U.N. Office in Geneva Tatiana Valovaya, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Daren Tang.

Source: VNA