Dak Nong (VNA) – Young people from the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong and the Cambodian neighbouring province Mondulkiri gathered in an exchange programme in Gia Nghia, the capital of Dak Nong, on October 16.

The programme, held by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union of Dak Nong and the Union of Youth Federations of Mondulkiri, was part of events to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the founding of the Central Highlands province (January 1, 2004 – 2019).

The event featured music performances by young people from both sides in Vietnamese and Cambodian. They also shared experience in business development, studying and international integration.

H’Vi Eban, Secretary of Dak Nong’s HCM Communist Youth Union, said the event aims to strengthen friendship between the youths of the two provinces that share a border.

It is also an opportunity to expand foreign relations, contributing to bolstering socio-economic and cultural development and reinforcing security in border areas between Vietnam and Cambodia.

Chhim Cann, deputy governor and chairman of Union of Youth Federations of Mondulkiri, lauded the event, saying he believes the young people of Dak Nong and Mondulkiri will inherit the long-standing friendship between the two countries.

The exchange programme, which will run through October 17, also provides the youths a chance to learn firsthand from successful business models as well as a nature reserve and tourist spots in Dak Nong. –VNA