Vietnamese, Japanese youths’ 25-year cooperation marked in Hanoi

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At the ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of the VACYFand the 25th year of cooperation between Vietnamese and Japanese youths. (Photo: Tien Phong)
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NDO/VNA – A ceremony was held in Hanoi on December 23 to mark the 20th anniversary of the Vietnam Alumni Club of Youth Friendship (VACYF) and the 25th year of cooperation between Vietnamese and Japanese youths.

The event was organised by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU) Central Committee, the National Committee on Youth of Vietnam (NCYV) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

In his remarks at the event, Chairman of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee's Commission for External Relations Hoang Binh Quan spoke highly of the VACYF’s activities, saying it has acted as a bridge for closer partnership between the two countries’ youths.

HCYU First Secretary Nguyen Anh Tuan said with the growing Vietnam - Japan relations, cooperation between the two countries’ youths have been strengthened and become more effective, contributing to bolstering friendship and mutual understanding between the two peoples.

Year 1995 marked the start of cooperation between the HCYU, NCYV and Japanese partners with the signing of an agreement with JICA Vietnam on the Friendship Youth Programme for the 21st century, Tuan said, adding that over the last 25 years, youth cooperation projects between the two countries have been constantly expanded.

He highlighted several outstanding programmes, such as the Ship for Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Programme (SSEAYP), the World Youth Alliance Asia-Pacific (WYAAP) Summer Camp, and an exchange programme between young politicians, which provide participants with an opportunity to explore knowledge and skills in multiple fields and get to know more about Vietnam, Japan and their cultures.