Caring for those who rendered service to the nation, including former youth volunteers, is the responsibility of the Party, State, and the entire society, said Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong.

The Party leader made the affirmation while meeting with a delegation of ex-youth volunteers and heroes of the armed forces nationwide on August 26 in Hanoi, on the occasion of the August Revolution Day (August 19) and the National Day (September 2).

He stated that every Vietnamese owes a debt of gratitude to generations of ex-youth volunteers whose great contributions and sacrifices made during the wars were honored in the country’s history.

The Party chief hailed the effective operation of the Ex-Youth Volunteers’ Association of Vietnam in all fields, especially in caring for the living conditions of its members and giving advices to the Party and State on how to devise better support policies.

He listened to their difficulties and expressed hope to receive more opinions from them for the effective implementation of the policies.

On the behalf of the delegation, Chairman of the Ex-Youth Volunteers’ Association of Vietnam Nguyen Anh Lien thanked the Party and State for both material and spiritual care for the ex-youth volunteers.

He said the association has launched a movement amongst its members nationwide to support each other in poverty reduction.

On the occasion, the Party leader presented gifts to the ex-youth volunteers, heroes and their families.