Youth union official working visit to Australia concluded

Web.HCYU. 15/09/2015. Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union’s delegation led by Secretary Le Quoc Phong, President of Viet Nam Students’ Association (VSA) visited Australia as part of the exchange program with Australian Political Exchange Council. Meanwhile, the delegation explored the Vietnamese oversea students’ current situation and their concerns.

Within the framework of the exchange, Vietnam delegation had paid courtesy call on Senator the Hon Stephen Parry, President of the Senate of Australia; Hon Tony Smith MP, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Special Minister of State, Minister with portfolio responsibility for the Australian Political Exchange Program. Besides, the delegation met and discussed with MPs, Ministers in Victoria, South Australia, the Australian Capital Territory; the leaders of the Liberal Party, the Labour Party, National Party and the Green Party, observed Question Time in the Senate Chamber and House of Representatives Chamber… to study on the Australian political system, socio-economics, education and employment for the youth in Australia, the issue of environmental protection.
Delegation met with the Australian government representatives
Delegation met with the Australian government representatives

At the meeting with the Hon Gary Gray AO MP, Federal Member for Brand, Council member, Secretary Le Quoc Phong stressed the meaning of this political exchange program with Australia and proposed the development of the program with enhance efficiency oriented.

Through this exchange, politicians and young representatives have learned political systems and understand current circumstances within each country of visit. It is expected to extend to other fields such as entrepreneurs and students exchanges. At the reception Mr. Gary Gray supported the views and proposals and said to discuss in more details with relevant agencies.

During the visit, the youth union officials had a working session Embassy of Vietnam in Australia. As informed by Ambassador Luong Thanh Nghi, about 30,000 Vietnamese students are studying in Australia. Secretary Phong hoped that the Embassy would continue to support the activities of the HCYU, VSA as well as the Political Exchange Program in the future.

On the sidelines of the Political Exchange Program, the delegation met and discussed with Viet Nam Students’ Association of Melbourne, Adelaide, and Canberra. After the Political Exchange Program, the delegation continued to work with the Consulate General of Viet Nam in Sydney, Vietnamese students in some universities in Sydney to do survey on their current situation in order to establish the  Viet Nam Students’ Association in Australia. 

By Y Van