The President said that Vietnam proactively and actively participates in UN humanitarian activities and the global humanitarian movement, contributing to the stability and sustainable development of the region and the world.
On the afternoon of November 21, at the Presidential Palace, we received delegates who are leaders of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement on the occasion of the Asia-Pacific Red Cross and Red Crescent Conference. For the 11th time in Vietnam, President Vo Van Thuong highly appreciated, acknowledged and thanked the great support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the International Committee of the Red Cross, Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies of countries and international organizations have effectively cooperated and supported Vietnam through the Vietnam Red Cross Society in recent years, especially when there are natural disasters. , disasters, epidemics.
Speaking at the meeting, international delegates expressed their sincere feelings and honor to come to Vietnam, receiving a warm welcome and strong support from the Vietnam Red Cross as host. 11th Conference House.
The Vietnam Red Cross Society operates strongly and dynamically, making great contributions to humanitarian activities of the International Red Cross movement.
Said that the 11th Asia-Pacific Red Cross-Red Crescent Conference in Vietnam has one of the important goals of combining national Red Cross Societies in responding to the epidemic. climate change and humanitarian activities, many delegates wish to continue to coordinate closely with the Vietnam Red Cross to further develop and expand international humanitarian activities.
One of the contents of the Plan to implement Conclusion No. 44-KL/TW is to propagate and raise awareness and responsibility for humanitarian work and the role of the Vietnam Red Cross in the new situation.
On behalf of the leaders of the Party and State of Vietnam and as Honorary President of the Vietnam Red Cross Society, President Vo Van Thuong sent to the delegates cordiality, friendship and good wishes. the most beautiful.
Pointing out that the humanitarian fire started by Henry Dunant 160 years ago lit up the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement; Increasingly affirming the global nature and sustainability of love and responsibility for humanity, the President emphasized that Vietnam is honored to be a member of the global movement with 190 participating countries.
For many years, Vietnam has always strived and united in friendship and charity, working with international organizations, partners and friends to alleviate human suffering, assist and protect people. vulnerable people in all circumstances.
The President pointed out that the Vietnamese people have faced many fierce wars, natural disasters, constant epidemics, and suffered a lot of pain and loss. The lesson of strength to overcome adversity comes from good qualities forged in hardship, from noble values and correct philosophy. Compassion, “loving others as if loving yourself,” loving people and people is a good foundation and a philosophy for action.
According to President Vo Van Thuong, promoting and spreading widely the good humanitarian tradition of the nation, the Party and State of Vietnam always pay attention to humanitarian activities of their country and internationally. Vietnam identifies humanitarian work as a regular task of the entire political system; People-centered, grassroots-oriented, associated with the task of ensuring social security and the reality of each locality and unit; combine direct, immediate help with long-term livelihood support; Expand the scope of help both materially and spiritually…
Affirming that Vietnam is consistent in its foreign policy of being independent, self-reliant, diversifying, multilateralizing, being a friend, a reliable partner, and a responsible member of the international community for peace, stability, cooperation and development in the world, the President said that Vietnam participates increasingly proactively and actively in humanitarian activities of the United Nations and the global humanitarian movement, contributing to stability, sustainable development of the region and the world.
The Party and State of Vietnam always trust the Vietnam Red Cross Society as the core and bridge in humanitarian activities, bringing their humanitarian values to contribute to the National Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. international.
The President emphasized that every stage of Vietnam’s development is marked by good sentiments, effective and practical support and cooperation, and sincere and sincere help from friends and organizations. organizations and countries around the world.
The Vietnam Red Cross Society expects young people in Asia-Pacific to promote their intelligence, youth, creativity, and enthusiasm to affirm the pioneering role of the Red Cross-Red Crescent movement.
The President hopes that in the coming time, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the International Committee of the Red Cross and partners in the humanitarian movement will continue to give Vietnam attention and support. Actively deepen the Vietnam Red Cross Society’s partnerships and establish sustainable cooperation frameworks so that Vietnam can contribute more to the world’s humanitarian activities. gender.
President Vo Van Thuong pointed out that climate change is leading to an increase in extreme weather phenomena around the world. Asia-Pacific – the region that is considered the most dynamically developing region, can be the driving force of global development – is facing a great challenge, being one of the most heavily affected regions. due to climate change, it suffers the most from natural disasters, with the largest number of dead and affected people. Existential threats related to climate change are expected to seriously affect efforts to improve the lives of people in the region.
Stating that as one of the countries heavily affected by climate change, Vietnam considers climate change response a priority in national development policies and strongly commits to achieving net zero emissions by By 2050, reducing greenhouse emissions, protecting forests and converting energy, along with many solutions on institutional improvement and practical action, President Vo Van Thuong affirmed that Vietnam is ready to contribute to joint efforts of the international community in responding to climate change, protecting the environment, participating in United Nations peacekeeping activities and international humanitarian relief.
Believing that international cooperation and solidarity are decisive in improving the capacity of humanitarian activities and in preventing and responding to disasters, the President emphasized that humanitarian activities come from the heart. filled with love, sharing, deep sympathy and international friendship and solidarity, it will bring positive values, spread kindness, and mobilize more resources to help those in need. vulnerable in society.
Referring to the theme of this Conference “Asia-Pacific: preparing for disasters,” the President affirmed that this Conference is a good opportunity for us to exchange experiences and improve capacity together. together build a humanitarian action network for the region and the world.
Each delegate is an effective representative and bridge to promote the cooperative relationship between the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies as well as the relationship and friendship between countries, making a positive contribution. into sustainable development, peace, cooperation and progress of humanity./.
President Vo Van Thuong, Honorary President of the Vietnam Red Cross Society, meets with the International Delegation attending the 11th Asia-Pacific Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (AP11).