Japanese, ASEAN youths impressed with HCM City hospitality hinh anh 1Lao young people greets as the Ship for Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Program arrives in HCM City. (Source: VNA)

Ho Chi Minh City (VNA) – The Ship for Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Program’s 328 delegates left HCM City on November 14 after a four-day stop in the city.

Despite their stay in the city, Japanese and ASEAN youths enjoyed the warm hospitality from HCM City locals.

During the visit, the delegates participated in many activities and cultural exchanges and explored cultural characteristics through homestays in ‘adopted’ families.

Besides experiencing different cultures in the region, they also organised activities to introduce Vietnam to international friends.

Vietnam has 28 delegates on the ship.

The ship, named the Nippon Maru, is a programme between ten ASEAN governments and Japan boosting friendship between Japanese and ASEAN youths.

The programme began in 1974 and Vietnam joined the programme in 1995.-VNA