(VOVworld) - President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan has extended his best wishes to the Khmer community in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho to mark their traditional Chol Chnam Thmay (New Year) festival.
|VFF President Nguyen Thien Nhan (centre) extended his best wishes to the Khmer community. (Photo: VNA)
Mr. Nhan presented gifts to monks and Khmer people during his visit to the city’s Solidarity Association of Patriotic Buddhist Monks and Muni Rangsey pagoda on Thursday.
He called on the Association to work closely with the VFF Central Committee and other local agencies to implement poverty reduction programs for ethnic people in the province, pay more attention to their education, and lobby to gain more funding for the construction of the Khmer Theravada Buddhist Academy in Can Tho.
Nhan reiterated the State’s policy of helping the residents enjoy free and fair religious practices.