As many as 500 Vietnamese and Cambodian young people participated in an exchange programme in Ho Chi Minh City on Aug. 23 to honour the time-honoured friendship between the two countries.

Addressing the event, Duong Van An, Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union’s Central Committee, stressed that the friendship and solidarity between Vietnam and Cambodia is an invaluable treasure of the two nations.

He called on young generations to make more efforts to maintain and promote the friendship and solidarity for both sides’ development.

Men Kuong, Chairman of the Cambodian Youth Association, noted that the exchange bears a profound political significance, enabling the youth of the two countries to exchange experience and strengthen friendship.

He affirmed that Cambodian youngsters always bear in minds the great sacrifices Vietnamese soldiers and people had rendered to help Cambodia escape from the genocidal Pol Pot regime.

The exchange was held on the sidelines of the Vietnam-Cambodia Parliamentary Friendship Meeting.

A range of activities, including art and sport exchanges and talks for the two countries’ young people are to take place in the city on August 24.-VNA