Deputy Governor of Kampong Speu province Sor Soputra (R) and Secretary of the Vinh Long provincial Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Nguyen Huynh Thu exchange the signed plan on the organisation of friendship exchanges (Photo: VNA)

Vinh Long (VNA) – A delegation from Cambodia’s Kampong Speu province, led by its Deputy Governor Sor Soputra, on January 25 paid a Tet (Lunar New Year) visit to the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union of Vinh Long province.

Sor Soputra extended his New Year wishes to the provincial youth union, affirming that the long-standing solidarity and friendship between the two countries in general and the two provinces in particular look to stand the test of time.

On the occasion, both sides discussed and agreed that a friendship exchange programme between the two localities’ youths will take place in March in the Vietnamese province.

Activities of the programme will include the signing ceremony for a coordination programme for 2019-2022 between the two provinces’ youths; cultural and sports exchanges; a ceremony to debut the Cambodian Students’ Club in Vinh Long province; the granting of scholarships to young Khmer ethnic minority students; and tours to several cultural and historical sites in the Vietnamese province.

Secretary of the provincial Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Nguyen Huynh Thu said that the friendship exchange programme will aim to enhance the solidarity and friendship between youths of Vietnam and Cambodia in general and the two provinces in particular.

Activities within the framework of the event will help youths improve their understanding of each other’s lives, thus intensifying exchanges and support for each other in implementing the youth development strategy and boosting cultural cooperation between Vinh Long and Kampong Speu, Thu added. –VNA