Vietnam communist youth union treasures ties with Chinese counterpart hinh anh 1Secretary of the HCMCYU Central Committee Le Quoc Phong (R) presents a gift to First Secretary of the CYLC Central Committee Qin Yizhi (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCMCYU) always treasures the friendship and cooperation with the Communist Youth League of China (CYLC), Secretary of the HCMCYU Central Committee Le Quoc Phong has said.

He met with First Secretary of the CYLC Central Committee Qin Yizhi in Hanoi on November 7, in the framework of the third Vietnam-China Youth Festival from November 7-10.

The festival takes place in coincidence with the 66th founding anniversary of the countries’ diplomatic relations, Phong said, stressing that Vietnamese young people are well aware of their responsibility to maintain and develop the bilateral friendship which has been nurtured by both countries’ leaders and people throughout history.

He asked both sides to do a good job of implementing the agreements and joint statements reached between their countries’ Party and State leaders, along with existing cooperation programmes and activities.

They should continue increasing exchanges and personnel training, and encourage young entrepreneurs to share experience and seek investment opportunities in each other’s countries. It is also necessary to create favourable conditions for Vietnamese and Chinese border localities to conduct more exchanges between their youngsters, he said.

Phong also suggested further joint activities between young reporters and press officials of the two youth organisations.

At the meeting, First Secretary Qin said this year’s festival is an opportunity to augment the two neighbours’ time-honoured amity, with youth exchanges serving as a booster of the bilateral ties.

He affirmed the CYLC always works to promote the countries’ sound cooperation.

He expressed support of the Vietnamese side’s suggestion on ways to bolster cooperation, laying emphasis on exchanges between border provinces, personnel training and partnership between young business people.-VNA