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Vietnamese, Chinese youth seek closer ties

Beijing, May 22 (VNA) – Vietnam’ and China’s youth organisations should enhance exchange activities and partnerships in personnel training, said Le Quoc Phong, First Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union’s Central Committee at a meeting with First Secretary of the China Communist Youth League’s Central Committee Qin Yizhi in Beijing on May 21.

The two sides should encourage young entrepreneurs to share experience and seek investment opportunities in each country, he said.

Affirming that the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union of Vietnam attaches importance to ties with China’s Communist Youth League, Phong asserted that the two sides should work together to implement agreements reached by senior leaders of the two Parties and State, while continuing underway cooperation activities.

According to Phong, the two sides should also continue backing young reporters and media officials of the two youth unions to meet and share experience and skills.

At the meeting, Qin welcomed the Vietnamese delegation’s visit, describing it as a good chance to bolster the partnership between the two countries.

He said that exchange activities between the youth of Vietnam and China will reinforce the traditional friendship between the neighbouring nations.

Qin affirmed that the China Communist Youth League will work to maintain and support relations between the two countries. He also recalled the warm welcome that Vietnamese people gave him during his visit in November 2016.

He said that in the futures, both youth unions should engage in people-to-people connection activities, especially in border localities, while paying more attention to training youth union officials and strengthening cooperation among young entrepreneurs.

On May 22, Phong is scheduled to meet with head of the Communist Party of China’s International Liaison Department Song Tao, and Vice President Li Yuanchao.