The meetingwas attended by the steering committee’s deputy head Bui Ngoc Suong andpermanent member Dr. To Minh Gioi, along with 150 Khmer TheravadaBuddhist pagoda executive board members and the Khmer community in theprovince.
Gioi introduced participants thereligious and ethnic situations of the country in general and the regionin particular, the Party and State’s viewpoints on religious and ethnicpolicies, and features of Khmer Theravada Buddhism.
He warned them of schemes of hostile forces that want to takeadvantage of ethnic and religious issues to divide the great nationalunity, cause social instability and violate national security.
Results of social welfare policies, projects and programmes targetingethnic minority groups, especially Khmer people, were also highlightedat the meeting.
At the event, Suong praised theunity of Khmer Theravada Buddhist dignitaries and followers and theKhmer community in Soc Trang province, urging them to continue promotingthe great national unity and work together to build and defend thecountry.-VNA