Scene at the event (Photo: VNA)

Binh Phuoc (VNA) – The third Vietnam – Japan youth exchange started in the southern province of Binh Phuoc on August 22, which draw the participation of 27 outstanding delegates of Vietnam and Japan besides over 600 youths from Binh Phuoc.

Speaking at the ceremony, Professor Akinori Seki from Japan’s Keizai University, head of the Asia Association of Education and Exchange, thanked the provincial authorities for creating favourable conditions for Vietnamese and Japanese students to carry out their exchange.

The professor said the programme helps young generations of the two nations increase mutual understanding and contribute to tightening Vietnam – Japan friendly relations.

The exchange is scheduled to run mainly in Bu Dang district from August 23 to 26. It is set to feature an English speaking contest on ‘education and poverty’ as well as hand-on experiences in farming and teaching. The delegates will have a chance to learn about local life in Bu Dang and the culture of ethnic minorities in Binh Phuoc.  

As part of the programme, 40 gifts will be presented to disadvantaged residents in the locality.

The activity aims at fostering the friendship shared between Vietnamese and Japanese. It offers opportunities for young people to practise international communication skills, learn about bilateral relations, and demonstrate their roles in enhancing Vietnam – Japan ties.-VNA