The overview of the youth forum (Source: VNA)
Vientiane (VNA) – Young people from Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam (CLV) gathered in the southern Lao province of Champasak for the annual CLV youth forum that kicked off on December 9.

As part of the 10 th Meeting of the Joint Coordination Committee of the CLV Development Triangle Area, the event aims to enhance friendship and traditional cooperation between regional youths.

The forum, the sixth of its kind, is significant to the realisation of the joint statement on cooperation in the CLV Development Triangle Area signed by the Prime Ministers of the three countries in November 2014.

Major issues debated at the forum include young people’s role in preserving and upholding traditional cultural values, the preparation of high-quality human resources ahead of the formation of the ASEAN Community and youths’ participation in eco-tourism in combination with poverty reduction.

The event offers an opportunity for regional young people to express their views on issues of shared concern and roll out feasible measures to promote their collaboration.

The participants agreed to increase the exchange of ideas and cooperation models between young businesspeople in order to turn plans into pragmatic actions.

Within the framework of the two-day event, an exchange of young entrepreneurs from the three countries will be held along with a goods exhibition, a tourism fair, and camping activities.-VNA