The ninth National Congress of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) on September 20 sought measures to improve the efficiency of its local chapters and member organizations by encouraging the engagement of members and reinforcing the national solidarity bloc.
|Tran Thanh Man, President of the 8th-tenure Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee continues to be President of the 9th-tenure VFF Central Committee for the 2019-2024. Delegates at the first session of the 9th-tenure VFF Central Committee in Hanoi on September 20 voted for the position__Photo: VNA|
According to Phan Bich Thien, President of the Vietnamese Women’s Association in Hungary, thanks to the attention from the Party, State and the VFF, the Vietnamese community abroad has promoted its role in people diplomacy and made more contributions to the homeland in recent years.
She maintained it was necessary to pay more attention to build organizations, unions and clubs for the Vietnamese communities in each country, while diversifying the forms of organizations to suit different groups, further enhancing their role in people diplomatic activities.
She said it was also crucial to mobilize Vietnamese intellectuals, experts, entrepreneurs and those with strong influence in the community to get involved in strengthening the relations between the host countries and Vietnam.
She also proposed the VFF design policies to support members to expand connections with relevant organizations in other countries.
Meanwhile, Venerable Thich Thien Nhon, Vice President of the 8th VFF Central Committee and President of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s Executive Council, said that ensuring religious solidarity had remained significant.
He pledged the VBS would continue working hard to build a peaceful and good life while contributing to developing the national unity bloc in the new period.
According to Priest Tran Xuan Manh, Vice President of the 8th VFF Central Committee and President of the Committee for Solidarity of Vietnamese Catholics, the 7 million Catholics of Vietnam are highly aware of their responsibilities with the motherland.
The committee has encouraged them to engage in building the country towards sustainable development and harmonious growth of economy, socio-culture and environment.
Catholics have donated trillions of VND and thousands of working days as well as land for road construction as part of the new-style rural area building program.
The Catholic community has also actively participated in charity activities such as giving free health check-ups to the poor and caring for public health.
Delegates attending the ninth Congress also adopted the charter of the organization, while appointing members of the VFF Central Committee.
The charter comprises eight chapters and 37 articles, one article more than in the previous tenure. It contains a new article on relations between the VFF and member organizations.
Accordingly, the VFF Central Committee and its member organizations will have coordinating relations, with the VFF committee playing the key role, working with member organizations through democratic discussions to implement tasks and action programs designed by the VFF.
Regarding the number of the members of the VFF Central Committee the 2019-2024, delegates agreed to maintain it at 385. At the session, 374 members of the committee were appointed, while the rest will be added later.
The members include representatives from member organizations and different groups and classes from all walks of life.
A total 187 of the members are not Party members, 80 female, 98 from ethnic minority groups, and 84 followers of different religions. Meanwhile, 301 members of the committee, or 80.1 percent, are university graduates.
In terms of age, 44 members of VFF Central Committee are under 40, 182 from 44-60, and 148 over 60.
VFF's ninth congress concluded yesterday after three days of working. The closing session was attended by Politburo members – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue, and head of the Party Central Committee’s Mass Mobilization Commission Truong Thi Mai.- (VNS/VLLF)