PM underlines important role of religion in national development

(VOVWORLD) - The Party and the State have consistently pursued a policy to respect and ensure the right to freedom of belief and religion for all, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh said at Tuesday’s meeting in  HCM city to honor religious organizations that have made contributions to national construction and defense. 
PM underlines important role of religion in national development - ảnh 1PM Pham Minh Chinh (second from left) meets religious dignitaries and followers, HCM city, August 30, 2022. 

Religion and beliefs are indispensable to Vietnamese people’s cultural and emotional lives, he said.

“It’s necessary to fine-tune institutions related to religion and beliefs and mobilize all religious resources for national development. There should be more incentive policies to encourage outstanding religious followers and improve the material and spiritual life of the people, particularly religious followers,” said Mr. Chinh.

The PM noted religions in Vietnam have supported the nation through all difficulties and challenges and have helped to bring opportunities for prosperity to the nation and happiness to the people.

Vietnam has 43 organizations made up of 16 religions, with more than 26 million followers or 27% of the population.