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Youth groups meet in City

Update: September, 09/2017 - 10:20
More than 30 delegates representing youths of Việt Nam, Laos and Cambodia gathered at a conference in HCM City yesterday to share experience in organising youth unions. — VNA/VNS Photo Mạnh Linh

HCM CITY — More than 30 delegates representing youths of Việt Nam, Laos and Cambodia gathered at a conference in HCM City yesterday to share experience in organising youth unions. 

The event marks the 55th founding anniversary of Việt Nam-Laos diplomatic relations, 40 years of the signing of the Việt Nam-Laos Treaty of Amity and Co-operation, and the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Việt Nam-Cambodia ties. 

The participants discussed measures to enhance the efficiency of education among youngsters on the friendship among the three countries, as well as ways to promote connectivity among young entrepreneurs. 

They also shared experience in supporting youngsters in launching startups, along with solutions to foster co-operation among the youth of the three countries in volunteer activities. 

Lê Quốc Phong, First Secretary of the Hồ Chí Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee, said that the youth organisations had worked together bilaterally and multilaterally. They have also co-ordinated at multilateral youth forums such as the ASEAN, ASEAN Plus, the Mekong Sub-region Youth Forum and the World Federation of Democratic Youth. 

Nguyễn Văn Thắng, Secretary of the Hồ Chí Minh Communist Youth Union of Hà Nội, said that the youth organisations should focus on three major issues: popularising the Party and State’s policies in encouraging innovative startups, supporting youths in accessing capital and connecting domestic and foreign startup communities and providing policy advice for young people’s startups. 

The Lao delegation suggested that youngsters of the three countries should alternately hold a forum to share experience in startups and attracting investment. 

Meanwhile, the Cambodian delegation proposed forming a young entrepreneur council of Cambodia, Việt Nam and Laos, and an annual forum for young businesspeople. 

In the framework of the conference from September 7-9, the participants laid flowers at the statue of late President Hồ Chí Minh and visited historical sites in HCM City as well as the Việt Nam National University–HCM City and the Sài Gòn Hi-Tech Park. 

The Việt Nam-Lao-Cambodia Youth Cooperation Forum was first held in Việt Nam in 2014 as an initiative of the Hồ Chí Minh Communist Youth Union. The annual forum has been held in turn among the three countries. — VNS

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