A friendship exchange between Vietnamese and Lao youths was held in the central province of Quang Ngai on March 23 to strengthen mutual understanding between the two countries.

This is one of the activities marking the 2014 Volunteer Youth Year and follows the signing of a friendship agreement between the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Unions of Quang Ngai province chapter and the Lao People’s Revolutionary Youth Union’s Champasak province

At the event, participants promised to continue their frontline role in maintaining, consolidating and nurturing the traditional relations between the two countries.

Two days earlier, the Quang Ngai chapter organised a meeting to celebrate the 83rd founding anniversary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union.

On the occasion, the Vietnam Commerce Joint Stock Bank (Vietcombank) branch in Quang Ngai and the Hung Vietnam Real Estate Co., Ltd donated 772 million VND (36,284 USD) and 200 million VND (9,400 USD) respectively to the provincial Youth Union chapter to maintain its “for the poor” social activities.-VNA