The third Việt Nam-China Youth Festival kicked off at the Hữu Nghị (Friendship) International Border Gate in Việt Nam’s northern province of Lạng Sơn on November 7, bringing together thousands of young people from the two countries. — Photo giaoduc.net
LẠNG SƠN – The third Việt Nam-China Youth Festival kicked off at the Hữu Nghị (Friendship) International Border Gate in Việt Nam’s northern province of Lạng Sơn on November 7, bringing together thousands of young people from the two countries.
Addressing the ceremony, Permanent Secretary of the Hồ Chí Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee (HCYUCC), Nguyễn Mạnh Dung, hailed the Việt Nam-China friendship nurtured by Presidents Hồ Chí Minh and Mao Zedong together with generations of revolutionaries.
The strategic partnership has overcome multiple challenges to gain achievements in many areas, including youth collaboration, he said.
He added that the youth festival has contributed to enhancing mutual understanding and trust, becoming a friendship bridge in the two countries’ people-to-people diplomacy.
Secretary of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Communist Youth League of China, Wang Hongyan, stressed that the Chinese Party and Government attach importance to the friendship and cooperation between the two countries’ young people.
According to the official, Chinese delegates to the festival are outstanding representatives of different sectors like politics, economy, education, communications, science-technology and culture.
The festival will give Chinese young people a chance to learn about Việt Nam’s rich history and culture and witness the achievements of its 30-year renewal, he said.
The two sides will also learn about the history of the long-standing friendship between the two countries, contributing to developing the comprehensive cooperative partnership in times ahead.
The festival’s major activities will take place in the Vietnamese provinces of Lạng Sơn, Quảng Ninh, Bắc Ninh, Ninh Bình, Phú Thọ and Lào Cai, focusing on youths’ role in environmental protection, sustainable development, cultural protection, tourism development and socio-economic development. After participating in activities in other localities, the 1,000 Chinese delegates will join their peers in Hà Nội for a closing ceremony.
The first Vietnam-China Youth Festival was organised in Guangxi province, China, in August 2010, and the second took place in the Zhuang Autonomous Region in Guangxi province, in November 2013.—VNS