The Russia-Vietnam Friendship Association has accomplished various tasks in the past five years such as setting up new chapters, admitting more members, and publishing many books and documents on the traditional ties between the two countries.
This information was conveyed in a report by the Association's president, Buyanov, at its 2012-2017 Congress in Moscow on April 20.
The Association has also introduced many young Russians to Vietnam and its traditional ties with Russia. Many of its publications were translated into Vietnamese and published in Vietnam.
In the upcoming term, the Russia-Vietnam Friendship Association will continue to strengthen its internal structure and coordinate with relevant Russian agencies to organize activities to promote peace, solidarity, and friendship with Vietnam. It also supports expanding the teaching of Russian in Vietnam and teaching Vietnamese in Russia.
Buyanov, who was re-elected as President of the Association, told VOV that there is great potential for further cooperation between his organization and its Vietnamese counterpart.
He added that the delegates to the Congress are eager to implement the agreed joint projects, including establishing a Russia-Vietnam Social Sciences College and completing construction of the Hanoi Cultural Centre in Moscow.
On the occasion, the Moscow Peace Fund awarded Vu Xuan Hong, leader of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations, a Peace Dove medal in recognition of his contributions to the development of Russia-Vietnam friendship.