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China-Viet Nam Youth Gala enlivens co-operation

Update: November, 27/2013 - 09:11
Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao meets President of Viet Nam Fatherland Front Nguyen Thien Nhan (L).— VNA/VNS Photo Duong Giang
BEIJING (VNS) — The second China-Vietnam Youth Gala opened yesterday in Nanning, the capital city of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping sent congratulatory letters to the event.

The event saw the attendance of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF), Central Committee President Nguyen Thien Nhan, Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao and nearly 10,000 youngsters from both countries.

Speaking at the event, Nhan said the festival showed the positive developments of the two nations' friendship and co-operation. It offered chances for youngsters to renew Viet Nam and China's traditional friendship, contributing to ties between the two Parties and States.

He called on the two countries' communist youth unions to further their practical co-operation to forge their traditional friendship.

President of Viet Nam Fatherland Front Nguyen Thien Nhan (middle) performs a dance with delegates attending the Viet Nam-China Youth Festival held in Nanning, Guangxi, China from November 24-27. The event, which focuses on young people, attracted nearly 10,000 members from the two countries. — VNA/VNS Photo Duong Giang

Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao reiterated that China–Viet Nam relations were shared by the two peoples, voicing his hope that both countries would forever act as good neighbours, friends, comrades and partners.

He also called on youths from both sides to embrace the time-tested friendship, pass on the baton of friendly relations from generation to generation, and join hands in creating a bright future for the two countries.

Following the success of the first Vietnam-China Youth Gala, the second event has helped the younger generations to understand the importance of the Viet Nam–China comprehensive co-operation and friendship to each country's development as well as regional peace, friendship and mutual development.

Both sides considered this year's event as a landmark for their peoples and youths, and a catalyst for people-to-people exchanges in the future.

During the festival, Vietnamese youngsters took part in activities such as tree planting, painting, writing calligraphy and visiting Chinese people. — VNS

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