Vietnamese, Cambodian youths exchange to foster friendship

Update: October, 30/2019 - 14:50


Young journalists and students take part in the youth exchange press briefing on Tuesday. — VNS Photo Khánh Dương

HÀ NỘI — About 200 Vietnamese and Cambodian youths will take part in four-day exchange to bolster the two countries’ friendship from November 5 to 8.

The event aims to commemorate 52 years of Việt Nam-Cambodia diplomatic relations and step up youth exchange in order to uphold the two countries’ friendship which is described as “good neighbours, traditional friendship, and sustainable, long-term, comprehensive co-operation.”

The young participants who are journalists and students from border localities between Việt Nam and Cambodia will attend a series of voluntary activities such as planting trees, building a Việt Nam-Cambodia friendship project, as well as visiting outstanding economic models in Tây Ninh Province and HCM City.

Young journalists and students will also discuss the role of media in building friendship between young people at workshops.

The exchange is co-organised by the Ministry of Information and Communications and Việt Nam Youth Federation.

At the press briefing ahead of the exchange, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Hoàng Vĩnh Bảo said Tây Ninh Province has been chosen as one of the event’s venues because it witnessed historic events of Vietnamese and Cambodian authorities and people.

“Young people, especially journalists, need to step up regular exchanges because they will send messages to the next generation.

“I hope that participating students and journalists will become a bridge to foster the Việt Nam-Cambodia friendship.”

Nguyễn Ngọc Lương, Secretary of the Hồ Chí Minh Communist Youth Union, said ten localities which border Cambodia have signed agreements with Cambodian localities to deepen understanding and trust. The exchanges focus on environment, young entrepreneurs’ start-ups, cultural preservation and young personnel training.

Việt Nam and Cambodia established diplomatic relations on June 24, 1967.

The Việt Nam-Cambodia border runs through nine Cambodian localities and ten Vietnamese provinces, namely Kon Tum, Gia Lai, Đắk Lắk, Đắc Nông, Bình Phước, Tây Ninh, Long An, Đồng Tháp, An Giang and Kiên Giang. — VNS