Lao Red Cross officials trained in Hanoi

Twenty officials from the Lao Red Cross (LRC) are attending a three-month training course in Hanoi as part of the cooperation agreement signed between the Vietnam Red Cross (VRC) and its Lao counterpart.

The trainees will learn about the VRC’s Development Strategy by 2030, the viewpoints of the Vietnamese Party and State on humanitarian work, models of disaster prevention and response, and humanitarian diplomacy. 

Opening the course, the third of its kind, on September 12, Bounma Xaya Souk, who led the Lao delegation, spoke highly of the cooperation between the two organisations over the past year. 

He also underlined the efficiency of the last two training courses, saying that the Lao officials have been helped to implement the “Cow bank” project in four provinces and cities in their country. 

In this training course, the Lao trainees wish to learn from experience in calling for voluntary blood donations, which has been effectively carried out by the VRC. 

He highlighted the support the VRC has provided for its Lao counterpart in building the Law on Red Cross, saying that the LRC will soon complete and submit the law to the Lao National Assembly for approval. 

VRC President Nguyen Thi Xuan Thu expressed hope that upon the completion of the training course, the trainees will improve their ability to better organise charitable activities. 

Such training courses will contribute to consolidating the special friendship between Vietnam and Laos in general and the two organisations in particular, Thu said.

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