Vietnamese, Chinese youths exchange experience hinh anh 1Scene at the forum (Photo: VNA)

Lao Cai (VNA) – More than 200 Vietnamese and Chinese youths convened a forum on their involvement in socio-economic development in Lao Cai city, the northern province of same name, on November 7.

Opening the forum, Giang Quoc Hung, Deputy Secretary of the Lao Cai chapter of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, said the event is a platform for young people to discuss start-up achievements in their respective countries.

Participants presented reports on their involvement in voluntary and economic activities as well as environment protection. They also exchanged experiences in boosting their performance in economic development.

Zhao Guoliang, deputy secretary of the youth union of China’s Yunnan province, stressed the importance and practical impact of the event, hoping the youth to closely work together in making socio-economic progress in both countries.

Li Haiming, secretary of the youth union in China’s Dong Wen Quan town in Banan district, Chongqing city, highlighted tourism cooperation potential between Lao Cai and Yunnan and other Chinese localities.

The Vietnamese city should also increase its imports to the Chinese market, he said.

The forum was part of the third Vietnam-China Youth Festival, slated for November 7-9, with the participation of over 100 Chinese representatives.-VNA