A Vietnamese delegation of young people on Oct. 25 left Hanoi to attend the 38 th Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Programme (SSEAYP) 2011 in Japan.

After two months of training, the 29-member delegation was equipped with knowledge of the political and socio-cultural situation in Japan and the Southeast Asian countries where the ship will call on during the 53-day journey.

The delegation brings with them exhibits to create a model of Vietnamese villages and plans to perform traditional music performances on the ship.

From now until Dec. 16, the SSEAYP ship will dock in the Philippines, Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam where the participants will pay courtesy calls to state leaders and engage in cultural exchanges and social activities.

The ship will anchor in Saigon port in Ho Chi Minh City on Dec. 4./.