Vietnam’s 85-member delegation participated in a wide range of activities at the 18th World Festival of Youth and Students that wrapped up on December 13 in Quito, Ecuador.

During the event, the delegation, led by First Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee Nguyen Dac Vinh, took part in a forum called “ Vietnam youth in the national process of renewal, construction and defence” and the international anti-imperialism tribunal, condemning the use of chemicals in wars.

At conferences and workshops in the framework of the event, they delivered reports focusing on the role of Vietnamese youth in poverty reduction, protection of the rights of children and gender equality, and the implementation of millennium development goals.

The festival approved a statement condemning the US ’ embargo against Cuba, while affirming support for Palestinian people’s struggle and the peace process in Colombia.

The week-long event, with the participation of about 5,000 delegates from over 100 countries across the world, called for continuing the struggle against imperialism.-VNA