New Chairperson of Committee for Foreign Non-Governmental Organizations Affairs appointed
VGP - Deputy Prime Minister Tran Luu Quang signed decided to appoint Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Minh Hang as new Chairperson of the Committee for Foreign Non-governmental Organizations Affairs (COMINGO).
She will replace her predecessor, Mr. Ha Kim Ngoc, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Nguyen, aged 47, was former Assistant to the Foreign Minister cum Director of the Department of Economic Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Last month, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh signed a decision appointing Ms. Nguyen Minh Hang as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.
The committee is responsible for assisting the Prime Minister on issues related to foreign non-governmental organizations in Viet Nam, coordinating with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in drafting and submitting to the competent authority for the promulgation of legal normative documents on the operations of foreign NGOs in the Southeast Asian country.
The committee also takes the prime responsibility in the appraisal of foreign non-governmental organizations in order to forward documentation to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the purpose of granting, extension, supplement, amendment and revocation of the Certificates of Registration of foreign NGOs in Viet Nam.
It shall perform inspection, monitoring and supervision of the operation of foreign NGOs and coordinate with relevant agencies in handling with complaints, accusations and violations related to the operation of foreign NGOs.
According to COMINGO, as many as 436 foreign NGOs from 29 countries and territories have frequent activities in Viet Nam at present. In the first half of 2022, they supported Viet Nam with US$108.5 million, equivalent to the same period last year. Their programs and projects focus on social issues, healthcare, socio-economic development, and education – training./.