Vietnam, Russia share experience in State management of religion

Thursday, 2018-11-08 12:02:36
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At the working session between the Vietnamese delegation and representatives from the Russian Presidential Domestic Policy Directorate (Photo: Nam Dong/NDO)
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NDO - A Vietnamese delegation from the Government Committee for Religious Affairs, led by the committee's head Vu Chien Thang, pays a working visit to Russia from November 6-9 to exchange insight about State management of religious affairs.

The delegation held working sessions with representatives from the Russian Presidential Domestic Policy Directorate, the Ministry of Justice and the Public Chamber Commission on Interethnic Relations.

At the working sessions, Thang informed the Russian side about the situation of religious affairs and faiths in Vietnam, noting that Vietnam is a multi-ethnic and multi-religious country, with the majority of people having religious beliefs and with no conflict between the religions in Vietnam.

Vietnam pursues the consistent policy of respecting equality between religions and religions are free to carry out their activities in accordance with their own charter and the legal framework of the State, Thang said.

The Vietnamese official added that religious organisations in Vietnam also actively expand their foreign affairs and participate in interreligious forums in the world, making positive contributions to the stability and peace throughout the region and world.

Both sides agreed that the two countries share many similarities in their religious situations and exchanged their experience in State management of religion to make positive contributions to national development.

The parties also agreed to consider the establishment of exchange programmes to share information and insight between the Vietnamese Government Committee for Religious Affairs and other Russian agencies and organisations in order to promote peace, solidarity and traditional friendship between Vietnam and Russia.