A delegation of the Vietnam Ministry of Home Affairs led by Deputy Minister Vũ Chiến Thắng had on June 6 a working meeting in Hanoi with the Lao Front for National Construction (LFNC)’s Central Committee led by Vice President Chanpheng Sutthivong.
Overview of the meeting
Present at the event included Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Vũ Hoài Bắc, Vice Chairman of the GCRA Nguyễn Tiến Trọng, and Director of the Home Affairs’ International Cooperation Department Chu Tuấn Tú.
At the meeting, the GCRA and the LFNC’s Central Committee had exchanges on religious life and the State management on religion in Vietnam and Laos, reviewed results of the implementation of the cooperation program on religious affairs between the two sides, and outlined out collaboration orientations in the coming time.
As reported at the event, the implementation of the cooperation agreement has yielded certain results with various delegation exchanges, joint personnel training activities, as well as the sharing of experiences in religious affairs among localities along the Vietnam-Laos border and the creation of favorable conditions for Buddhists in the two countries to strengthen exchanges and cooperation.
The results of cooperation activities between the two sides have contributed to further strengthening the traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Laos, as well as the close ties between the Buddhist Sangha of the two countries.
Deputy Minister of Home Affairs speaks at the event
Speaking at the event, Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Vũ Chiến Thắng affirmed that the Ministry of Home Affairs and the GCRA would continue implement the cooperation agreement with the LFNC’s Central Committee to further promote cooperation activities in religious affairs, contributing to build great friendship and special solidarity between Vietnam and Laos.
Vice President of the LFNC’s Central Committee Chanpheng Sutthivong speaks at the event
According to Vice President of the LFNC’s Central Committee Chanpheng Sutthivong, Laos currently has four operative religions with six religious organizations, operated according to religious charters and state laws, as well as actively joined social activities and preserved the cultural values of the country.
At the talk, the two sides agreed to strengthen the exchange of delegations and cooperation in training of officials tasked with religious affairs, while supporting the Buddhist Sangha of the two countries in joint Buddhist affairs.
During the working visit to Vietnam from June 5-9, the LFNC’s Central Committee will meet with the provincial government of Bac Ninh and Quang Ninh, and visit religious worshipping places in two provinces.
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