Friend Force Ambassadors Help to Bridge Vietnamese with International Friends

Phan Anh Son, Vice President and General Secretary of the Viet Nam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO), made a statement at a meeting with 16 ambassadors of Friendship Force International (FFI) from Romania and the USA on April 6 in Hanoi.

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Phan Anh Son warmly welcomed the delegation to Vietnam and collaborated with the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO) to ensure a successful visit.

Acknowledging the positive outcomes of the friendship and cooperation relations between the Vietnam-US Society (VUFO) and the Friendship Force International (FFI) in recent years, Phan Anh Son highly appreciated FFI’s visits for helping the Vietnamese people further understand different cultures.

Friend Force Ambassadors contribute to Connect Vietnamese with International Friends
Phan Anh Son and members of the delegation took photos (Photo: Thanh Luan).

FFI has created a vibrant, diverse, and open cultural playground, connecting the friendship between the Vietnamese people and other countries. Phan Anh Son also stated that VUFO is eager to support FFI in collaborating with Vietnam in the future.

FFI delegates expressed their admiration for Vietnam’s remarkable economic and infrastructure development. They were eager to gain an understanding of its history, culture, and way of life, and sought out potential collaboration opportunities, particularly in the area of environmental protection and climate change mitigation.

On this occasion, Phan Anh Son gave the FFI ambassadors from Romania and the USA an overview of the economic, political, and social situation of Vietnam, as well as the organizational structure, mission, and activities of VUFO. He provided them with an insightful and comprehensive look into the state of the country and the role of the organization. By the end of the discussion, the ambassadors had a better understanding of the current situation and the goals and objectives of VUFO.

Friend Force Ambassadors contribute to Connect Vietnamese with International Friends
Vice President of Vietnam – American Association Bui The Giang talked with the delegation about Vietnam’s renovation process (Photo: Thanh Luan).

On the same day, Bui The Giang, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam – US Society, held a meeting with the FFI delegation to share information about the country’s foreign policy of independence, self-reliance and integration as well as the outcomes of the 35-year renovation process of Vietnam.

FFI has more than 300 clubs and thousands of members around the world, making it the leading organization in the global peace movement. By organizing practical friendship tours, FFI works to strengthen the bonds of friendship and cultural exchanges between countries, promoting understanding and cooperation between people of all nations. Through their efforts, they are helping to create a more peaceful and unified world.

FFI established a connection with the Vietnam-American Association in 1995. Since then, the two parties have regularly organized people-to-people exchanges and short stays in local households. They have developed a strong bond through these activities, creating an opportunity for both sides to learn about different cultures and ways of life. This has been a beneficial relationship for both sides, as they have been able to share their knowledge and experiences with each other.

FFI delegations from countries around the world, including the United States, United Kingdom, Brazil, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, South Korea, and Romania, have been entering Vietnam in increasing numbers. To further strengthen the friendship and diplomatic ties between the two nations, Vietnam also sends friendship envoys to the US annually.