NA Vice Chairwoman hails RoK association operations

National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has hailed the contributions by the Association of People Loving Vietnam in the Republic of Korea (VESAMO) towards consolidating and promoting friendship and cooperation between the two countries. 

Welcoming a VESAMO delegation in Hanoi on April 23, Ngan asked the two countries’ friendship associations, including the VESAMO, to continue organising exchange activities to further enhance bilateral ties. 

VESAMO President Chang Ho Ick said that his visit, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of southern liberation and national reunification and the 20-year partnership between Busan and Ho Chi Minh City, also aims to promote the bilateral friendship. 

During their stay in Vietnam, the delegation intends to present gifts to impoverished students and Agent Orange/dioxin victims in several localities. 

On April 22, the association presented US$30,000 to AO victims in the northern localities of Thai Binh, Nam Dinh and Hanoi. 

Founded in 2002, the VESAMO is a non-profit organisation whose members are primarily artists, journalists, lawyers and businessmen from southern Korean cities, such as Bussan, Ulsan and Kyeongnam. 

The association has provided support to Vietnamese brides, guest workers and students in the RoK, besides disadvantaged people living Vietnam.