More mechanisms needed to facilitate activities of foreign NGOs: PM
Updated : Friday, July 06, 2018 9:23 AM (GMT+0700)

Vietnamneeds to have more mechanisms in place to create favourable conditions forforeign non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to develop the nation, andbolster diplomatic, friendship, and cooperative ties with foreign countries inthe context of global integration, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said on July5.

The meeting of the Committee for Foreign Non-Governmental Organisation Affairs in Hanoi
on July 5 - Photo: VNA

Attending a conference heldin Hanoi by the Committee for Foreign Non-Governmental Organisation Affairs(COMINGO), PM Phuc laid stress on the role of NGOs in popularising Vietnam’sachievements, enhancing people-to-people diplomacy with countries worldwide,and making contributions to prevent and rebut misleading information andallegations against the Vietnamese revolution.

Lauding the excellentperformance of the committee during the 1996-2017 period, he stressed that theVietnamese Party and Government always see the work of non-governmentorganisations as an inseparable part of the necessary people-to-peoplediplomacy, and that NGOs have successfully operated in tandem with thecountry’s diplomacy, security, and politics.

In the past 20 years, NGOshave provided more than 4.35 billion USD for Vietnamese healthcare, education,society, recovery from post-war consequences, and climate change response,among others. Meanwhile, they have helped Vietnamese ministries, organisations,and localities to access practical experience and skills. 

They have joined theGovernment’s efforts in poverty alleviation and sustainable development, PMPhuc noticed.

He asked ministries andlocalities to renew their management methods, inspect the activities of NGOs,while slashing administrative procedures to facilitate their ongoingoperations. 

Relevant authorities arealso urged to complete legal documents to clarify the responsibilities ofrelated parties in the non-governmental projects and works. 

The COMINGO was asked tofurther work with the NGOs present in Vietnam to serve socio-economicdevelopment and mobilise more non-governmental assistance in the time to come.


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