Hoang Binh Quan (right), head of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations, and Secretary of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Communist Youth League of China (CYLC) Fu Zhenbang (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Hoang Binh Quan, head of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations, on August 14 expressed his belief that young people in Vietnam and China should be aware of their mission to continue cultivating the friendship between the two countries.

He made the statement while receiving Secretary of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Communist Youth League of China (CYLC) Fu Zhenbang, who is currently visiting Vietnam to attend the 18th Vietnam-China youth friendship meeting which takes place from August 13-19.

Quan said the meeting is significant as it contributes to enhancing cooperation, trust, and mutual understanding between the young people of the two countries, as well as their broader populations.

The official urged the Central Committees of the CYLC and the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union of Vietnam to reinforce their in-depth collaboration; step up ideological education for youths; and promote roles for youngsters in emerging areas such as digital, online technologies and the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and in efforts against the “colour” revolution.

For his part, Fu stressed that the Central Committee of the CYLC aims to intensify its friendship with China’s neighbouring countries, such as Vietnam.

The CYLC will enhance exchanges with its Vietnamese counterpart, thus contributing further to the traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries, he said. –VNA