A Vietnam Youth Union was set up in Lausanne, Switzerland, on April 26 with the support of the Vietnamese Embassy in Bern and the Vietnam Permanent Mission to the UN, WTO and international organisations in Geneva.

Head of the mission Ambassador Nguyen Trung Thanh lauded the establishment, which connects young Vietnamese in the country and help link the Vietnamese in the Western Europe country with their home country as well as the rest of the world.

According to Luong Vinh Toan, a representative of the youth union, in recent years, young Vietnamese expatriates living in Switzerland have launched a range of practical activities from charity to cultural events.

The newly established organisation will consolidate their work for best results, he said.

On the occasion, friendly matches were held between Vietnamese football teams from Geneva, Zurich and Lausanne.-VNA