Breakdowns: Courtesy visit of Vietnam Red Cross’ Delegation to the United States and Canada

31/10/2023 - 05:10

The Delegation of Vietnam Red Cross Headquarters, led by Mme Nguyen Thi Xuan Thu, the President of Vietnam Red Cross Society, paid visit to the United States and Canada on 04-13 September 2019 on the purposes of reviewing the cooperation with current partners inside and outside of Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, seeking for cooperation opportunities with potential donors for humanitarian activities in Vietnam.

President Nguyen Thi Xuan Thu (in the middle) met  the Vice President Kobey Langsley and Heads of technical depts: International Services and Health of American Red Cross Society

During the visit to the United States on 6-8 September 2018, the Leadership of two National Red Cross Societies: Vietnam – America reviewed achievements of long-term cooperation between two Societies, shared main priorities of each Society and identified opportunities for future cooperation. The Vietnam Red Cross’ Delegation was interested to join online meeting with all American Red Cross branches across the country and representative offices in Asia of American Red Cross. As shared at the meeting, the Leadership of American Red Cross Society committed to continue supporting the Vietnam Red Cross Society in fields of organizational development, strategy development, disaster preparedness and response, emergency relief, first aid training, fundraising, donor retaintion and development, etc. by which the Vietnam Red Cross Society will be able to self-subsisting national socieity effectively and sustainably.

President Nguyen Thi Xuan Thu worked with Disaster management team – USAID

During this visit, the Delegation of Vietnam Red Cross Society met and worked at the office of the U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Winrock International in order to share common priorities in humanitarian activities in Vietnam. Thank to Vietnamse Embassy in U.S. for supporting to organize meeting between Vietnam Red Cross and the office of the U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy.

President Nguyen Thi Xuan Thu worked with Winrock International

On 10 September 2018, the Delegation of Vietnam Red Cross visited and worked with Leadership of Canadian Red Cross Headquarters. Mr Conrad Sauve, the President and CEO of Canadian Red Cross, committed for possibilities of cooperation with Vietnam Red Cross Society in fields of fundraising, communication and would like to request Vietnam Red Cross joining proposal development on regional community safety initiatives.

President Nguyen Thi Xuan Thu met Mr Conrad Sauve, the President and CEO and staffs of Canadian Red Cross met 

On this occasion to the United States and Canada, the Delegation of Vietnam Red Cross Headquarters visited the offices of Vietnamese Embassies and met Vietnamese communities in host country. The Vietnam Red Cross Society and the Vietnamese Embassy in Canada met and updated current situation of the cooperation with Canadian Red Cross Society; discussed possibilities of mobizing Vietnamese communities in Canada joining humanitarian activities in Vietnam

President Nguyen Thi Xuan Thu met Mr Nguyen Duc Hoa, the Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Vietnam in Canada
Mr Ha Kim Ngoc, the Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Vietnam in the United States worked with Vietnam Red Corss’ Delegation

At the meeting with the Vietnamese Embassy in the United States, the President Nguyen Thi Xuan Thu updated humanitarian activities in Vietnam, the cooperation between two National Red Cross Societies: Vietnam – America; orientation of fundraising for humanity including international fundraising and mobilizing Vietnamese communities oversea to support disadvantaged people in Vietnam. Mr Ha Kim Ngoc, the Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Vietnam in the United States showed willingness to support humanitarian activities in Vietnam and recommended to discuss at the office of the U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy.

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