A 15-member Vietnamese group, including students and teachers from universities and senior high schools, participated in an exchange programme with Thai youths in Bangkok and some provinces from July 11-25.

As part of the programme, the Vietnamese young people spent 10 days joining in daily activities and exchanges with Thai students and residents in Baan Phu, Nong Soong district, Mukdahan province.

They also visited the Vietnam-Thailand Friendship Village in Nakhon Phanom province, which boasts a museum dedicated to President Ho Chi Minh and a house where he lived and worked from 1928-1929.

The programme was aimed at promoting cultural exchanges among Thai and Vietnamese youths, enhancing people-to-people ties, improving mutual understanding and building the long-lasting friendship between the two countries, said Pisanu Chanvitan, Deputy Secretary of the Thai Foreign Ministry.

This year marked the third time the annual programme has been organised by the Vietnamese and Thai Governments. In 2010, 12 young Thai people participated in exchange activities with Vietnamese students and pupils in Hanoi and Da Nang city./.