At the Hanoi meeting on June 12, Xuan also conveyed regards and wishes from President To Lam to the participants.

She noted that Vietnam is one of the pioneer countries in implementing international conventions on children’s rights, and its efforts in this regard have been commended by many international organizations and friends.

Vice State President Vo Thi Anh Xuan meets children from Ho Chi Minh City.

Child care, education and protection is a strategic, long-term task, and the responsibility shared by all-level Party Committees, authorities, organizations, families, schools and the entire society, the official stressed, asking ministries, agencies and localities, especially those working with child affairs, to review the implementation of relevant guidelines and policies, and propose new policies. 

Xuan expressed her hope that children will carry forwards national traditions and study harder to become good citizens, contributing to the national construction.

Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Phan Van Mai affirmed that local Party organization and authorities will pay more heed to child protection, care and education, especially disadvantaged children.

The city will propose policies in support of children’s comprehensive development in line with the Politburo’s directive on enhancing child care, education and protection, he said.

The children are in Hanoi for the “I love my fatherland” journey first launched in Ho Chi Minh City in 2009. During this year’s program, they have learned about the Dien Bien Phu Victory (May 7, 1954), the 70th anniversary of Hanoi's Liberation Day (October 10) and Hero of the People's Armed Forces Vu A Dinh who laid down his life at the age of 15.

Source: VNA