(VOV) - The significance of Buddha’s teachings has been highlighted by a Vietnamese official at United Nations headquarters.
The teachings of Buddha prove to be more meaningful than ever as mankind is facing many complicated and multifaceted challenges such as war, conflicts, climate change, food insecurity, and shortage of energy, said Ambassador Pham Vinh Quang, Vice Head of the Vietnamese mission to the United Nations.
Quang made the statement at a ceremony to celebrate this year’s International Vesak Day, presided over by the Sri Lankan mission.
The diplomat stressed the Vietnamese state’s consistent policy of uniting ethnic groups and religions.
On Buddhism development in Vietnam, Quang said, there are now 15,000 worship establishments and 36 religious training centres, with more than 12 million Buddhist believers, including more than 40,000 monks and nuns.
Vietnamese Buddhists have taken part in international cooperation to build a world without violence and hatred, for the sake of peace, harmony and tolerance.