First Secretary of the HCYU Central Committee Nguyen Dac Vinh (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - Representatives of Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU) and the Communist Youth League of China (CYLC) agreed on the need to boost exchanges between the two countries’ young people during their talks in Hanoi on November 5.

The talks formed part of the 16th Vietnam – China Youth Friendship Meeting, held in Lang Son province, Quang Ninh province and Hanoi from November 4 – 9.

First Secretary of the HCYU Central Committee Nguyen Dac Vinh said he hopes more friendship exchanges will be held between the HCYU and the CYLC to maximise the effectiveness of their cooperation programmes.

Outstanding joint activities in 2016 include the 17th Youth Friendship Meeting in China and the third Youth Festival in Vietnam, he noted, adding that Vietnam wants to send HCYU personnel for short-term training in China, increase exchanges between HCYU and CYLC’s chapters in border provinces, and promote partnership between the countries’ young entrepreneurs.

First Secretary of the CYLC Central Committee Qin Yizhi informed the host about the delegation’s activities during the 16th friendship meeting, including sharing experience in areas of mutual interest such as the youth’s role in building new-style rural areas and volunteering movements, young businesspersons’ collaboration, and the HCYU and CYLC’s education activities for young people.

Qin shared the same view on the necessity to further exchanges between their youth and young entrepreneurs, noting that 82 of his 200-strong delegation are businesspeople who want to use this chance to foster trade activities.

He also underlined the importance of press and communication cooperation and asked for more joint activities in this sphere to enhance their youth’s mutual understanding.

At the talks, the two sides were also unanimous in strengthening affiliation in other aspects to deepen the time-honoured solidarity, friendship and close collaboration between the HCYU and CYLC and between the nations’ young generation.-VNA