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Dak Lak (VNA) – Youth unions in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak and Lao province of Champasak signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation for 2018 – 2022 at a meeting on June 8 in Dak Lak’s Buon Ma Thuot city.

Secretary of the Dak Lak provincial committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU) Y Nhuan Bya said the MoU on cooperation in work related to  young people and young entrepreneurs is a tradition of the HCYU and the Lao People’s Revolutionary Youth Union.

Under the MoU, the sides agreed to increase communication campaigns on Vietnam – Laos time-honoured relations and political-security collaboration. They said they will hold youth exchanges to help their young people learn from each other in starting their own business and build their career.

The two unions agreed to encourage the youths to join socio-economic cooperation activities in their respective localities, while stressed that cultural and sport exchanges to boost mutual understanding are also necessary.

The two sides also pledged to hold trade promotion events, provide each other with information on trade fairs and business workshops, and support products introduction activities to help young entrepreneurs in the two provinces.

The sides said they will take turns in organising capacity-building courses and business exchanges for their youths.

Youth activities of both sides took the occasion to discuss issues related to the freshly signed MoU, concerning support in tertiary education and vocational training for young people and youth union activists.-VNA