Quang Tri (VNA) – Fifty outstanding Vietnamese youths will meet their Lao counterparts at an exchange in Laos from July 5-11, said Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Nguyen Long Hai.

The political event aims to enhance traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two Parties, States and peoples, he said, adding that it will feature scientific seminars that discuss creativity and the start-up spirit among youths and promote friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation for a bright future for Laos – Vietnam youths.

Participants are scheduled to visit a museum dedicated to President Kaysone Phomvihane, a Ho Chi Minh trail relic site, Se Set hydropower plant, Champasak University and join celebrations for National Fish Releasing Day.

Over the past years, Vietnamese and Lao youths have facilitated regular exchanges, particularly in border provinces and conducted thematic studies.

Both sides have supported each other in training personnel in major youth work, and joint work in media, publishing and entrepreneurship. Youth union officials have offered assistance to students who pursue studies in each others country, and hosted cultural and art exchanges on the occasion of the traditional Lunar New Year and major holidays.

In multilateral cooperation, they effectively worked together in youth cooperation mechanisms in the region and the world.

On afternoon of July 4, the Vietnamese delegation paid tribute to fallen soldiers at the National Martyrs’ Cemetery on Road 9, in the central province of Quang Tri.-VNA