PM: Vietnam facilitates foreign NGOs

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has highlighted foreign NGOs' contributions to Vietnam's development and international integration.

Speaking at a conference on Thursday to review foreign NGOs' activities in Vietnam over the past 20 years, the Prime Minister urged the Committee for Foreign NGOs and localities to effectively respond to the Party guidelines on foreign NGO affairs; Ministries, sectors and localities should consider foreign NGO affairs an important task in promoting people-to-people diplomacy and Vietnam's diplomatic activities in general. Programs and projects undertaken by foreign NGOs should take economic, security and diplomatic concerns into account.

Vietnam has established relations with 1,000 foreign NGOs, half of which have permanent operations in Vietnam.

Source: VOV5