Vietnamese delegates at 2015 event (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – National Assembly Vice Chairman Uong Chu Luu hosted a Vietnamese youth delegation from the 43rd Ship for Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Programme (SSEAYP) led by Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCMCYU) Central Committee Nguyen Long Hai in Hanoi on October 13.

Luu hailed the HCMCYU and the National Committee for Vietnamese Youth for partnering with the Japanese government and the ASEAN members states to implement the programme over the past 20 years.

He asked each member of the delegation to fulfill mission as an ambassador of friendship, adding that the programme affords Vietnamese youth a chance to exchange with friends in the region and popularise images of Vietnam and its people.

The 29-strong Vietnamese delegation joins the programme in Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Singapore and Indonesia from October 24-December 15.

The annual event aims to foster solidarity, friendship and cooperation among youth people from the ASEAN member states and Japan and is also one of the most important external activities of the Vietnamese youth.-VNA