12/04/2017: 44th anniversary of Fench-Vietnamese diplomatic relations (kệ niệm 44 năm quan hệ Pháp-Việt).
This morning, following the administrative formalities for the opening of the orphanage and requests for visas for the groups of volunteers that we will receive from June to August. After the provincial approval, the next step is at the level of the Popular Committee (UBND) of huyện Cần Giuộc, we should have the final approval in a fortnight.
On the occasion of the 44th anniversary of diplomatic relations between France and Vietnam, the France-Vietnam Friendship Association did us the honor to be associated with this commemoration by coming to visit our orphanage. The following persons were present: Mr Nguyễn Thanh Nguyên, Pdt of the Friendship Association FR-VN, Mr Nguyễn Phước Hùng, Vice-President UBND Cần giuộc, Mr Võ Văn Ba, As well as representatives of the social services, education, external relations, health …
At the post-visit meeting, Marc (“Les Enfants du Dragon”) presented the current status of the orphanage project, officials inquired about the difficulties we might encounter with the administration and our immediate needs.
The President of the Friendship Association FR-VN assured us of his support and of the Popular Committee to carry out the exterior landscaping of the orphanage. We parted after a friendly meal together.