Vietnamese, Chinese youths join hands in environmental protection hinh anh 1At the forum (Source: VNA)
Quang Ninh (VNA) – Vietnamese young people and their Chinese peers exchanged knowledge about environmental protection at a forum in Ha Long city, Vietnam’s northern province of Quang Ninh, on November 8.

The forum on youths’ role in environmental protection and sustainable development was part of the ongoing third Vietnam-China Youth Festival.

Addressing the function, Nguyen Thi Thu Ha, Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union’s Quang Ninh chapter, highlighted the long-standing friendship between the two neighbouring countries.

The festival has contributed to educating Vietnamese and Chinese young people about the bilateral comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership, and allowed them to discuss how to promote their role in socialism construction in each nation, she said.

Li Guoyang, Deputy Secretary of China’s Communist Youth League in Anhui province, stressed the important role played by young people in environmental protection and sustainable development.

It is necessary to step up the communication work, especially among young generations, in order to raise public awareness of environmental protection and sustainable development, he said, calling for the participation of agencies and sectors in each nation as well as regional countries in this regard.

Liu Dan, a representative from China’s Tianjin province, said economic development should be combined with environmental protection, suggesting the application of biological methods in clean agricultural production.

Meanwhile, Gong Jun from Anhui city underlined the need to change Chinese youths’ awareness of environmental protection. The young delegate noted hope that there will be more and more people joining hands in environmental protection, thus helping improve the world’s biological system and spur sustainable development.

Vu Ngoc Linh, a delegate from Ha Long city, said to turn Ha Long into a more civilised and friendly tourism city, it is necessary to raise the awareness of young people and the public in general of tourism activities and biological environment, particularly UNESCO-recognised Ha Long Bay.

On November 7, a group of 199 Chinese young people entered Vietnam via the Mong Cai International Border Gate in Quang Ninh province and visited Ba Vang pagoda in Uong Bi city.

The same day, the Quang Ninh provincial leaders had a meeting with the Chinese youths.-VNA