Hanoi hosts SE Asia Red Cross Red Crescent Leadership Meeting

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Thursday, September 21, 2017 – 16:03:00 Print

The 13rd annual Southeast Asia Red Cross Red Crescent Leadership Meeting (Source: rcrc-resilience-southeastasia.org)
Hanoi (VNA) – The 14th annual Southeast
Asia Red Cross Red Crescent Leadership Meeting kicked off in Hanoi on September

During the two-day event, delegates will assess the implementation of
conclusions made in the previous meeting which took place in last September in
Indonesia’s Jakarta, as well as the One Billion Coalition for Resilience
programme, both globally and regionally.

Apart from orientations for operation in the time ahead, they will also discuss
how to build a safe community and the agenda of the 21st General Assembly of
the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent
Societies and the Red Cross and Red Crescent Forum to be held in Turkey in
November 2017.

In his remarks, Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son said the
meeting offers an opportunity for Red Cross Societies of the participating
countries to exchange experience and work together to materialise targets of
the ASEAN Community.

The Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies have constructively supported governments
to implement humanitarian activities and international cooperation, he said.

The Vietnamese Government has considered opening a representative office of the
International Red Cross in Vietnam, Son noted.

President of the Vietnam Red Cross Society (VRCS) Nguyen Thi Xuan Thu said
thanks to the attention of the Party, State and Government, and the support of
the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, national Red Cross
Societies and international organisations, the VRCS has made remarkable
achievements, helping to raise its position and role in the region and the

The meeting
contributes to boosting cooperation and friendship between the VRCS and other
national Red Cross Societies in the region, while reflecting the VRCS’s
international responsibility and commitment to regional and international
humanitarian movements, she said.

Within the framework of the event, the VRCS and their Lao and Cambodian
counterparts will sign a cooperation agreement for 2017-2022.


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