Vietnam, Laos youth unions forge stronger ties hinh anh 1Overview of the talks (Photo: VNA)
Vientiane (VNA) – The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU) of Vietnam and the Lao People’s Revolutionary Youth Union (LPRYU) have agreed to jointly organise activities to celebrate the 55th anniversary of diplomatic ties and 40 years since the signing of the Vietnam-Laos Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (TAC).

The agreement was reached during the talks between First Secretary of the HCYU Central Committee Le Quoc Phong and Secretary General of the LPRYU Central Committee Sonethanou Thammavong.

The two sides expressed delight at their fruitful cooperation in 2016 through the exchange of high-level delegations and large-scale exchange programmes. They also held seminars to share experience, along with many other programmes and activities, thus enhancing the friendship between the two countries.

Additionally, hosts and guests agreed to enhance communications and education among young people about the solidarity between Vietnam and Laos as well as ties between the youth unions.

The Vietnamese side suggested increasing the quantity, scale and quality of exchange activities between the two unions, as well as expanding training courses for Lao youth union officials at the Vietnam Academy for Youth and Adolescents.

This year, the two sides aim to improve ties among young entrepreneurs, while increasing experience sharing between officials of the two youth unions in organising youth movements as well as volunteer activities.

In 2017, the two sides will also work together to review their cooperation agreement for the 2012-2017 period and sign a similar deal for 2017-2022, with a focus on enhancing the effectiveness of their partnership and boosting the development of the friendship of the two nations.-VNA