At the event (Source: VNA)
 
Dien Bien (VNA) – The northern Dien Bien provincial Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU) and its counterparts from the northern Lao provinces of Luang Prabang, Udomsay, and Phongsaly held talks in Dien Bien Phu city, Dien Bien province on September 12 to share work experience.

Leaders of both sides affirmed the traditional friendship, special solidarity, and comprehensive cooperation founded and fostered by Presidents Ho Chi Minh and Kaysone Phomvihane, as well as  generations of the two countries’ people and leaders of the two Parties and States.

They pledged to enhance exchanges and voluntary activities to offer assistance to residents in border and disadvantaged areas in the four provinces, contributing to further deepening Vietnam-Laos and Laos-Vietnam special border relations.

The provincial HCYU vowed to enhance training for youth union officials in three northern Lao localities.

The Lao guests expressed their wishes that Dien Bien would pay more attention to their students who are pursuing education in local schools.

Dang Thanh Huy, Secretary of the provincial HCYU, said over the past few years, youths from Dien Bien and northern Lao provinces have conducted practical, specific, and effective activities such as holding exchanges to share experience; protecting boundaries and border markers; maintaining social security and safety; fighting trans-border crimes; preventing hostile forces from sowing division; and offering mutual support in diverse areas.

Following the talks, the two sides signed the talk minutes with commitments to further strengthening education campaigns on bilateral traditional friendship, fighting crimes in border areas, and facilitating the operations of young entrepreneurs.–VNA