NDO – Along with the implementation of positive policies and solutions, continuous efforts should be paid on population and family planning work in order to build a prosperous family with progress and happiness, as well as to raise the quality of the population to facilitate the national socio-economic development and prosperity, Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh has said. The State official made the remark while addressing a ceremony at Hanoi Opera House on Tuesday morning to mark the 2017 World Population Day, observed annually throughout the world on July 11. The event also coincides with the 40th anniversary of cooperation between the Government of Vietnam and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) (1977-2017). The celebration was co-organised by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and UNFPA in Vietnam under the theme “Family Planning: Empowering People, Developing Nations.” Speaking at the ceremony, Vice President Thinh praised the MOH and the related agencies and their staff and specialists in population fields over various periods, as well as the organisations and individuals, from home and abroad, who have strived for a cooperative relationship between Vietnam and the UNFPA and contributed to the success of the population and family planning work in Vietnam over the past 40 years. She affirmed that for each country, population work has an important role in relation to people, quality of human resources and socio-economic development. In Vietnam, population-family planning is an important part of the national development strategy, not only decisive for socio-economic but also for sustainable development….