HCM City (VNA) – Some 65 young entrepreneurs and leaders from ten ASEAN member states and dialogue partners – the Republic of Korea, Japan and China - gathered in the ASEAN+3 Young Entrepreneurs Forum in Ho Chi Minh City on December 12.

The forum was organised by the National Committee on the Youth of Vietnam, the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU) Central Committee and the Vietnam United Youth League to celebrate the establishment of ASEAN Community at the end of this month.

Themed ASEAN+3 young entrepreneurs towards sustainable development, the event highlighted the importance of the sustainable economic development as well as the pioneering role of young entrepreneurs in building a sustainable ASEAN Community.

In his remarks at the forum, President of the Vietnam United Youth League Nguyen Phi Long said the ASEAN Community allows deeper regional integration and greater competitiveness of its member countries and higher profile of ASEAN at the international arena.

In this context, the forum was held for the young entrepreneurs and leaders to share experience and exchange ideas for sustainable development of a business, Long noted.

He stressed that sustainable development, in which economic growth must come together with social equality and environment protection, has been well-integrated into Vietnam’s socio-economic strategies.

During the forum, participants discussed successful sustainable business models and proposed solutions for regional issues and strengthening cooperation between the young entrepreneurs.-VNA