He met with First Secretary of the CYLC Central Committee Qin Yizhi in Hanoi on November 7 within the framework of the third Vietnam-China Youth Festival from November 7-10.
The festival coincided with the 66th anniversary of the establishment of the two countries’ diplomatic relations, Phong said, stressing that Vietnam’s youth was well aware of its responsibility to maintain and develop the bilateral friendship, which has been nurtured by both countries’ leaders and peoples throughout history.
He asked both sides to do a good job of implementing the agreements and joint statements reached between their countries’ Party and State leaders, along with existing cooperation programmes and activities.
They should continue increasing exchanges and personnel training and encourage young entrepreneurs to share experience and seek investment opportunities in each other’s countries. It was also necessary to create favourable conditions in which for Vietnamese and Chinese border locales to conduct more exchanges between their youths, he said.
Phong also suggested further joint activities between young reporters and press officials belonging to the two youth organisations.
At the meeting, First Secretary Qin said this year’s festival was an opportunity to augment the time-honoured amity between the two neighbours, with youth exchanges serving to bolster bilateral ties.
He affirmed the CYLC always worked to promote sound cooperation between Vietnam and China.
He expressed support for the Vietnamese side’s suggestions on ways to bolster cooperation, laying emphasis on exchanges between border provinces, personnel training and partnerships between young business people.