3rd Vietnam-China Youth Festival started

The third Vietnam-China Youth Festival has been kicked off at the Huu Nghi (Friendship) International Border Gate in Vietnam’s northern province of Lang Son on November 7.

The delegates press a button to launch the third Vietnam-China Youth Festival.

The Festival, under the theme "Vietnamese and Chinese Youths Join Hands in Fostering Friendship," is an opportunity for young people of the two countries to strengthen understanding and friendship, share information and promote comprehensive cooperation.

Addressing the ceremony, Standing Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee (HCYUCC) Nguyen Manh Dung emphasized that the Vietnam–China comprehensive strategic co-operative partnership has overcome multiple challenges and gained outstanding achievements in various fields over recent years, including youth collaboration.

Wang Hongyan, Secretary of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Communist Youth League of China, said that there are 1,000 Chinese delegates to join the festival adding that the festival is a chance for Chinese youth to learn about Vietnam’s rich history and culture and to witness the achievements of Vietnam’s 30-year Renewal process.

Young people of the two sides will also learn about the history of the long-standing friendship between the two countries and promote deeper relationship and create advantages to develop the comprehensive strategic co-operative partnership in the upcoming time, he added.

The festival’s main activities will take place in cities and provinces, Lang Son, Quang Ninh, Bac Ninh, Ninh Binh, Phu Tho and Lao Cai. The closing ceremony of the event will be held in Hanoi.

                   1,000 Chinese delegates join the festival

By Bich Quyen – Translated by Kim Khanh

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