Vietnamese student receives APEC 2017 VOF’s leadership award hinh anh 1Nguyen Cam Tu (L), a student of Vietnam's Academy of Finance, is presented with the leadership award at the APEC 2017 Voices of the Future (Photo: VNA)

Da Nang (VNA) – Twenty-year-old Nguyen Cam Tu from Vietnam was the only delegate to receive the leadership award at the APEC 2017 Voices of the Future (VOF) for her outstanding contributions to the freshly-ended event held in the central city of Da Nang.

Tu, who is currently a student at the Academy of Finance, told a Vietnam News Agency reporter after receiving the award, which is a surprise to her.

She will receive funding from the award to attend the APEC VOF next year in Papua New Guinea.

She said she will make greater efforts to gain more knowledge and better her English to accomplish her task at the VOF 2018.

“I hope to raise a voice to contribute to the development of APEC in particular and the world in general,” said Tu.

Within the discussions during the APEC 2017 VOF, the Vietnamese delegation proposed the establishment of an APEC university meeting APEC standards, Tu said, expressing her hope that APEC leaders will consider and realise the initiative.

She also highlights the importance of youth contributions to the APEC vision beyond 2020, saying she hopes APEC leaders will review young people’s suggestions regarding APEC’s future development and make them come true.-VNA