05/08/2018 09:42 GMT+7 print

Summer camp for Vietnamese, Lao, and Cambodian kids wraps up

A five-day summer camp in Ho Chi Minh City for children from Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia closed on August 4, spotlighting the solidarity of the three countries’ kids.

Suphalak Xayyalath from Lao said he was very impressed with destinations he visited in HCM City, especially the historical site of Cu Chi Tunnels.

Meanwhile, Chen Sovansakha from Cambodia said the event offered a good chance for him to know more things, adding that he made many friends during this event.

Vietnamese delegate Nguyen Ngoc Hong Giang said she learnt much from Lao and Cambodian friends.

The programme, the fifth of its kind, was hosted by the city’s Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union.

According to head of the organising board Phan Thi Thanh Phuong, the event aimed to promote exchangse and deepen solidarity among children of the three countries.

The event saw the participation of 57 youths from Cambodian localities, namely Phnom Penh, Battanmbang, Kampot, Svay Rieng, and Kratie; and 54 from the Lao provinces of Vientiane, Champasak, and Attapeu.

Meanwhile, 135 Vietnamese delegates from HCM City and border provinces such as Kon Tum, Binh Phuoc, Tay Ninh, Long An, and Kien Giang joined in the programme.

During the programme, young delegates offered incense and flowers to President Ho Chi Minh at the municipal Children’s House. They also visited the city’s famous destinations, including the Ho Chi Minh Museum, the Cu Chi Tunnels, the Artinus 3D Art Museum, and the river bus route.

In addition, they also joined together in an exchange programme which featured traditional culture and arts of the three nations; and met with leaders of HCM City.