Germans walk for Vietnamese A/O victims

June 26, 2008

Germans walk for Vietnamese A/O victims
11:21′ 25/06/2008 (GMT+7)

VietNamNet Bridge – Former Vice President Truong My Hoa joined hundreds of Vietnamese and Germans in a charity walk in Germany’s Bochum City to raise fund for Vietnamese Agent Orange victims.

Hoa, now President of the Sponsorship Council, joined the June 22 event while leading a delegation of the Community Mobilising and Supporting Fund on a working visit to Germany from June 20-22.

Hoa said the annual event was of great significance for Vietnamese A/O victims and that she hoped such a walk would be scaled up in both the turn-out and the number of involved localities in Germany.

The “Parade for Vietnam” this year was the second of its kind so far in Bochum held by the Association in Support of Vietnamese Women and Youths and the Organisation for Communities in Bochum.

On June 21, Hoa joined in a gathering with Vietnamese youth who are studying in Germany. Also present at the event was Vu Trong Kim, member of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee and Vice President-cum-Secretary General of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee.

At the event, Hoa encouraged students to study hard and draw experience from an economy of developed science and technology in service of national construction back home.

On June 20, the delegation had a working session with the Vietnamese General Consulate in Frankfurt on community work, paid a courtesy visit to the Mayor of the Bad Rappenau City of Baden-Wuerttemberg State and met with overseas Vietnamese.

(Source: VNA)

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