VN, Laos Youth Friendship Meeting 2017 begins
16:44 | 07/09/2017

VGP – The Viet Nam-Laos Youth Friendship Meeting 2017 officially opened in Hanoi on September 6 with participation of 550 young people of the two countries.  

The event is co-organized by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union and the Lao People Revolutionary Youth Union.

In her speech, NA Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong spoke highly of the meaning of the Viet Nam-Laos Youth Friendship Meeting 2017, whilst extending her best wishes to young people of both countries.

She affirmed that leaders of the two Parties and States have always paid special care and created the most favourable conditions for young people of Viet Nam and Laos to strengthen exchanges and cooperation.

Congratulating the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCMCYU) Central Committee on their signing of the 2017-2022 cooperation agreement with a lot of practical contents, Phong expressed her belief that the younger generations of Vietnam and Laos would continue exerting joint efforts in order to foster, preserve, protect and develop the special relations between the two countries.

The young people then joined hands to paint a 55 meter-long picture marking the 55th anniversary of Viet Nam-Laos diplomatic relations.

An exhibition of 150 photos honoring the relationship between the two countries was also opened on the same day.

For his part, Sonthanu Thamavong, Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Youth Union (LPRYU) Central Committee, thanked the Vietnamese Party and State, as well as the HCMCYU Central Committee, for their warm and respectful welcome, whilst hailing the meeting as a practical activity that contributes to educating the two nations’ young people on the Viet Nam-Laos special solidarity, as well as the significance of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic ties and the signing of the Viet Nam-Laos Treaty of Amity and Cooperation.

Leaders of both youth unions participated in a discussion on building a traditional museum on histories and national leaders of Laos and Viet Nam, and publishing books on national revolutionary leaders of the two countries.

Leaders of both youth unions participated in a discussion on building a traditional museum on histories and national leaders of Laos and Viet Nam, and publishing books on national revolutionary leaders of the two countries.

                                                                                                                                By Vien Nhu

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