President Tran Dai Quang has asked the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (IRIC) to provide continued support for member organisations in Southeast Asia, including Vietnam.
He made the request at a reception in Hanoi on September 22 for delegates attending the 14th annual Southeast Asia Red Cross-Red Crescent Leadership Meeting held in Hanoi from September 21-22.
The State leader emphasized the support is essential in the fields of community-based disaster management, response to emergency cases and climate change and Red Cross network development.
|President Tran Dai Quang speaking at the event.
He told his guests that he hopes that the Southeast Asia Red Cross – Red Crescent Movement will continue reaping greater successes as a contribution to building a united and strong ASEAN Community.
President Sang also praised the movement for progress over the past years, especially in the building of a safe and highly resilient community.
He said he hopes that Red Cross and Red Crescent societies of regional countries, the IFRC and IRIC would contribute to building ASEAN Community in the three key pillars of Political-Security Community, Economic Community and Socio-Cultural Community.
He used the occasion to thank the delegates for raising fund for victims of storm Doksuri in Vietnam’s central region.
Director of IFRC-Asia Pacific Xavier Castellanos, for his part, lauded the VRCS for its active participation in humanitarian and charity work while saying that the IRFC-Asia Pacific always pays attention to developing the role of member countries, including those in Southeast Asia.
He pledged support to the VRCS and thanked the Vietnamese President for supporting the IFRC, IRIC and relevant societies in Southeast Asia in his capacity as VRCS Honorary President.