Southeast Asia Red Cross leaders to meet in Hanoi

VOV.VN - The 14th annual Southeast Asia Red Cross Red Crescent Leadership Meeting is set to take place on September 21-22 in Hanoi, according to the Vietnam Red Cross Society (VRCS).

VRCS President Nguyen Thi Xuan Thu highlighted the meeting as an important event of the Southeast Asia Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement which is held in rotation in member nations.

Discussions will be focused on the building of a safe community in terms of disaster management, health care, capacity enhancement, gender and emigration, youth development and cooperation in climate change response and urban development.

The meeting will also touch upon 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 November 2017 in Turkey.

Within the framework of the meeting, the VRCS will sign a series of humanitarian cooperation agreements for the 2017-20120 period with its partners from Laos and Cambodia. 

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