CPV General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (L) and First Secretary of the PCC Central Committee and President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba Raul Castro Ruz (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) –
The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU) and the Young Communist League (UJC) of Cuba signed an agreement to boost cooperation activities during the State visit to Cuba from March 28-30 by General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong.

First Secretary of the HCYU Central Committee Le Quoc Phong, who accompanied the Pary chief during the visit, told Vietnam News Agency that the agreement aims to educate youngsters about the friendship between Vietnam and Cuba, which was nurtured by Presidents Ho Chi Minh and Fidel Castro and generations of leaders of the two countries.

Vietnamese and Cuban youngsters will enhance cooperation in various fields, such as encouraging youths to engage in socio-economic development and do scientific research in the respective countries, Phong said.

The two sides will help localities in Vietnam and Cuba set up twin ties and bring more Vietnamese youngsters to Cuba and vice versa to increase their mutual understanding, he added.

In the next five years, with the support of Vietnamese and Cuban leaders, the two countries’ youngsters are expected to nurture and deepen bilateral relations, he noted.

The HCYU Central Committee has prepared some activities this year to celebrate the 45th anniversary of President Fidel Castro’s historic visit to a newly liberated area in Quang Tri, the fiercest battlefield in the anti-US war of Vietnam, in 1973, to help Vietnamese and Cuban young people learn about this event, he said.-VNA