The youth unions of Vietnam and Laos agreed to strengthen ties during a meeting of their two delegations in Vientiane on July 2. (Photo: VNA)

Vientiane (VNA) – The youth unions of Vietnam and Laos agreed to strengthen ties during a meeting of their two delegations in Vientiane on July 2.

The delegation of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCM CYU) Central Committee, led by First Secretary Le Quoc Phong, held talks with their peers from the Lao People’s Revolutionary Youth Union (LPRYU) headed by First Secretary Sonthanou Thammavong during which they took an overview of what have been done as part of their cooperation agreement between 2012 and 2017.

The two unions have organised high-level delegation exchange visits on a regular basis and worked closely in voluntary missions over the past four years. Vietnam has offered training courses for LPRYU officials at the Vietnam Youth Academy annually while the construction of the youth friendship village in Lao central province of Bolykhamsay is underway.

The two sides affirmed their continued support for each other at regional and international forums and agreed to work together in educating young generations on the history of the two countries’ special relations.

They will also ramp up sharing of experience and business opportunities between the two countries’ young entrepreneur associations and organise more cultural exchange events for their members.

Additionally, they considered to scale up effective models for cooperation between youths of the two nations, such as start-up youth villages, and to co-organise events to pay tribute to those who rendered services to the nation.-VNA