Vietnamese, Chinese youth start 16th friendship meeting hinh anh 1Vietnamese students at the meeting (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - The 16th Vietnam-China Youth Friendship Meeting is underway from November 4-9 in anticipation of the visit of Xi Jinping, Party General Secretary and President of China to Vietnam.

The meeting is organised by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU) Central Committee.

A Chinese youth delegation of 200 people led by Qin Yizhi, the First Secretary of the Communist Youth League of China, is scheduled numerous activities in Vietnam, including a visit to President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Ho Chi Minh Presidential Palace Historical Site, meetings with students from the Vietnam National University and FPT University, and Vietnam-China cultural nights in Hanoi and Quang Ninh.

Youth representatives from the two countries will exchange experience in issues of shared interest, for example, the “new-style” rural area development and volunteer programmes, young entrepreneur cooperation, and youth media in educating the younger generation.

The annual Vietnam-China Youth Friendship Meeting aims at educating the younger generation on the traditional ties between the two parties, states and their people, exchange experience in Youth Union activities and increase mutual understanding, especially in history, culture, politics and socio-economy.

The event was firstly held in 2000 in China and it has since then been organised in rotation.-VNA