Vietnamese, Lao youth work together to promote bilateral ties hinh anh 1Secretary of the Bac Ninh Youth Union Nguyen Nhan Chinh addresses the event (Photo: VNA)

Bac Ninh (VNA) – A seminar was held in the northern province of Bac Ninh on October 9 to discuss the role of Vietnamese and Lao youth in maintaining and promoting the great friendship and solidarity between the two nations.

The event was jointly held by the provincial Youth Union and the Lao People's Revolutionary Youth Union.

Addressing the seminar, Secretary of the Bac Ninh Youth Union Nguyen Nhan Chinh said that Vietnam and Laos have shared close neighbourliness and long-lasting traditional friendship.

Over the past decades, the special ties between the two countries have been reinforced and expanded in all fields, he noted.

Chinh said that in 2017, Bac Ninh helped Houaphan province of Laos build a meeting hall with a total area of 5,000 sq.m and 600 seats, adding that the gift shows the special sentiment of the Party Organisation, authority and people of Bac Ninh to Houaphan province and Laos in general.

Highlighting the role of the youth to the development of each country, Chinh proposed that participants share experience in youth affairs and children’s movements, contributing to enhancing the friendship and cooperation among youth organisations of the two sides.

Khamphasy Venmasone, Deputy Secretary of the Youth Union of Laos’ Attapeu province and head of the Lao delegation, said that the seminar is a good chance for the youth of both sides to meet and exchange, thus strengthening the mutual understanding and trust, and foster collaboration in maintaining and promoting the Laos-Vietnam relations.

He expressed his hope that in the future, the youth unions of the two countries will increase activities to exchange the youth situation of both sides and learn from each other’s experience in youth and children’s movements as well as cooperation models and innovations in production.

Nguyen Thu Thuy, head of the Movement Board of the Bac Ninh Youth Union said that in the future, both sides’ youth unions should promote their strengths and seek new cooperation models, while focusing more on educating youngsters the great friendship and special solidarity between the two countries.

Alongside, the two sides should increase exchange activities for youngsters along the shared border, he added.

Earlier the same day, the Lao delegation visited the model of residential area of youth in Phuong Mao commune, Que Vo district of Bac Ninh./.