|First Secretary of the HCMCYU Central Committee Le Quoc Phong
The talks took place amid the 55th founding anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic ties (September 5, 1962) and 40 years of the signing of the Vietnam-Laos Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (July 18, 1977).
First Secretary of the HCMCYU Central Committee Le Quoc Phong said coordination in the youth unions’ work and youth- and children-related activities such as youth-to-youth exchanges, experience sharing and economic development have generated encouraging outcomes.
He lauded the LPRYU’s fruitful performance in different aspects, noting that the HCMCYU Central Committee will learn from the Lao union’s experience in organising political activities to raise young people’s political awareness.
The Vietnamese youth are eager to visit Laos’ historical and revolutionary relic sites where Lao revolutionary leaders used to live and work. They also want to learn more about the land and people of Laos, he noted, adding that the Vietnam Young Business Association and the Vietnam Youth Federation are working to have a better understanding of Laos’ investment climate.
Phong voiced his belief that with the two central committees’ resolve, the Vietnamese and Lao youth unions will coordinate well to attain substantive results, helping to bolster their countries’ traditional solidarity, friendship and cooperation.
Echoing his Vietnamese counterpart’s view, Secretary of the LPRYU Central Committee Sonethanou Thammavong said his union will continue activities under the cooperation agreement with the HCMCYU Central Committee.
He asked both sides to promote solidarity and cooperation and work together to build exhibition centres dedicated to Vietnamese and Lao leaders.
Phong affirmed that the youth unions will continue discussing the implementation of cooperation activities. They will also introduce books on the life and career of late Presidents Ho Chi Minh and Kaysone Phomvihane to young people of the two countries in the time ahead.