PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (white shirt, front line) and representatives of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee. (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Young people, especially university students and youths working in businesses, should be supported to promote start-up and scientific research, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has said.

PM Phuc made the request at a working session with the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU) Central Committee in Hanoi on April 13 to review the implementation of a joint resolution between the Government and the HCYU Central Committee since the national congress of the union last December, and set forth youth union affairs in 2018.

“We should begin with youths when embarking on the knowledge-based economy, the fourth industrial revolution and the digital economy as they are the core force,” he said.

The PM emphasised the need to increase activities in order to promote the pioneer role of youngsters, especially those in the armed forces and schools, in socio-economic development, national defence and security, social welfare and the fight against peaceful evolution.

He asked administrations at all levels and the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs to pay due attention to job-related issues and vocational guidance for young people.

PM Phuc also emphasized the organization of cultural, art, sport and entertainment activities for youths, particularly those in industrial parks as well as rural and remote areas.

To understand young people’s aspirations, agencies and localities need to increase dialogues with them, he said, urging youth union organisations pay more heed to communications campaigns to contribute to preventing bad deeds among youngsters.

At the working session, the PM applauded significant contributions made by youths to socio-economic development in 2017 despites difficulties and challenges at home and abroad.-VNA