Forum promotes VN-China youths’ role in preserving culture hinh anh 1The launching ceremony of the third Vietnam-China Youth Festival (Source: VNA)

Phu Tho (VNA) – A forum highlighting the role of Vietnamese and Chinese youths in preserving cultural identities and developing tourism was held in the northern province of Phu Tho on November 7 as part of the ongoing 3rd Vietnam-China Youth Festival.

At the event, 200 delegates had a chance to understand more about the Vietnam-China traditional friendship as well as promote their pioneering role in conserving cultural values and fostering tourism development in the integration period.

Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union’s Phu Tho chapter Pham Thanh Tung, stressed the forum provides participants with a good opportunity to learn about history and cultural values of both Vietnam and China, contributing to nurturing the friendship and time-honoured relations between the two Parties, States and their people.

Deputy Director of China’s International Youth Exchange Centre Hong Guimei, said the event helped foster links between Vietnamese and Chinese youths, thus strengthening the comprehensive cooperation between the two countries.

Attendees were introduced to cultural and natural heritages of the world in Vietnam like Thang Long Imperial Citadel, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Hoi An ancient town, My Son Sanctuary, the Complex of Hue Monuments and Ha Long Bay among others.

Chinese delegates also introduced their country’s cultural identities to Vietnamese peers.

After the forum, the Chinese youth delegation paid a courtesy visit to the provincial leaders.

The two countries’ youths also joined together in an art exchange programme in Hung Vuong University later the same day.-VNA