In the morning of December 14, 2019, Vietnam National University of Forestry (VNUF) and Vietnam - Finland Friendship Association, Embassy of Finland in Vietnam, Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations held Vietnam-Finland Planting Day and celebrating 102 years of the Independence day of the Republic of Finland.
Attending the planting day were Mr. Kari Kahiluoto - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Finland at Vietnam; Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga - President of The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations; with leaders, officials of the the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, organizations cooperating with Finland.
VNUF were Prof.Dr. Tran Van Chu - Secretary of the Party Committee, President of VNUF, Chair of Vietnam - Finland Friendship Association; Assoc.Prof.Dr. Cao Quoc An - Chairman of the University Council; Prof.Dr. Pham Van Chuong - Vice President; Dr. Nguyen Sy Ha - Chairman of the University Union; Mr. Pham Gia Thanh - Secretary of the Youth Union; Mr. Nguyen Duy Vuong - Chair of Student Association; Leaders, officers and students in the campus.
Prof.Dr. Tran Van Chu - Secretary of the Party Committee, President of VNUF, Chair of Vietnam - Finland Friendship Association opening speech.
The Planting Day is one of the activities to welcome the 102nd Independence day of the Republic of Finland but also enhancing cooperative relationship between Vietnam and Finland with the aim of protecting the environment, raising the awareness of the role, effect and value for tree planting, contributing to environmental protection, natural disaster mitigation and adaptation to climate change.
Mr. Kari Kahiluoto - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Finland at Vietnam
At the meeting, Mr. Kari Kahiluoto affirmed that planting trees is not only a traditional symbol of respect and continuity, but also a practical action, showing determination and commitment to protect. forests, mitigate climate change, environment. Through this, the Ambassador appreciated the activities, support and attention of the Vietnam - Finland Friendship Association for the country of Finland.
Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga - President of Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations
Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga appreciated the meaningful activities organized by VNUF and emphasized that was a special event after the success of the 3rd National Delegation Congress of Vietnam - Finland Friendship Association and its members, opening up many prospects for developing of the Association in the future. The festival also contributed practically to launch the tree planting and afforestation movement and is a symbol of Vietnam-Finland friendship, honoring Finland's valuable contributions to Vietnam in the field of protection. developing forests and water resources.
Delegations and students participated in planting more than 100 trees including rare trees such as Chukrasia, Fokienia ... at the Forest of University campus.