An exchange was organised in Ho Chi Minh City on April 16 for Cambodian students in the city and their local friends to celebrate their country’s Chol Chnam Thmay New Year festival.

Over 150 students from both countries joined the event, which was held by the city’s chapter of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union and the municipal Department of External Relations.

Huynh Van Hong Ngoc, deputy head of the city’s Mass Mobilisation Board, considered each Cambodian student as a “friendship ambassador” bridging the partnership between HCM City and Cambodian localities.

This was the second time such a programme has been held in the city for the Chol Chnam Thmay festivities.-VNA