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APEC’s young leaders meet in Đà Nẵng

Update: November, 11/2017 - 09:00
Pieces of art: The murals and painted objects tell the story of villages and their residents. The murals have made the village a popular tourist destination in recent years.
Viet Nam News

One hundred and sixty young representatives from Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies met to discuss the bloc’s opportunities and challenges as future leaders in Việt Nam’s central city of Đà Nẵng, under this year’s APEC theme: “Creating new dynamism, fostering a shared future”.

Local tour: Delegates on a tour of Tam Thanh mural village in Quảng Nam Province.

Educators and young leaders attended the Voices of the Future forum, a key platform of the APEC region’s annual event, and an occasion for the young people of the region to enhance friendship, explore local life and culture and talk about concerns commonly shared by young people all over the world.

Culture exchange: Delegates meet and talk with children at the village.

The delegates visited the ancient town of Hội An, where they learned to make the town’s specialty paper lanterns, and the Tam Thanh mural village – the first of its kind in the country and fruit of a community cultural exchange project between the people of South Korea and Việt Nam. — VNS

Cultural event: Young people from APEC economies learn to make paper lanterns in the ancient town of Hội An, a the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999.
Making friends: Young delegates from APEC member economies attend the Voices of the Future forum during this year’s APEC week in Đà Nẵng, Việt Nam.

 

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