At the meeting (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) -
The 18th Vietnam-China youth friendship meeting officially kicked off in Hanoi on August 14.

Attending the event were First Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee Le Quoc Phong and Secretary of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Communist Youth League of China Fu Zhenbang.

Addressing the function, Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee Bui Quang Huy said the meeting offers a chance for the two countries’ youth unions and youngsters to exchange information on young people’s affairs and share experience in youth union work and teenager movements in each nation.
 
Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee Bui Quang Huy (Photo: VNA)

Huy expressed his hope that through the event, Chinese youths will understand more about the land, culture and people of Vietnam – a peace-loving country; a good comrade, good friend, good neighbour and good partner of China; and a responsible member of the international community.

He asked the two countries’ youth delegates to continue maintaining their role as a friendship bridge that makes active and responsible contributions to developing the cooperation between Vietnamese and Chinese people, especially youths.

Also at the event, the delegates had a chance to watch a TV report recalling the 18-year journey of Vietnam-China friendship exchanges and enjoy art performances featuring the cultures of both countries.

The 18th Vietnam-China youth friendship meeting is held from August 13-19, with main activities taking place in Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City.

The meeting has been organised in rotation in each country since 2000, aiming to realise the common policy of the leaders of the two Parties and States on enhancing exchanges between the Vietnamese and Chinese people and youths.-VNA