Enhancing youth cooperation between Viet Nam and Singapore

Web.HCYU.23/02/2019. From the 19th to 22nd February 2019, a high-ranking delegation of the National Committee on Youth of Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, led by Mr. Le Quoc Phong, Alternate member of the Party Central Committee, First Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, Chairman of the National Committee on Youth of Viet Nam, paid an official visit to Singapore.

During the visit, Mr. Le Quoc Phong had a meeting with Mrs. Grace Fu, Minister of Culture, Community and Youth of Singapore, Chairman of the National Youth Council of Singapore. The two sides affirmed the good cooperation between the National Committee on Youth of Vietnam and the National Youth Council of Singapore, and once again pledged to expand cooperation between the two countries in a wider range of fields.

Members of Vietnamese delegation visit a youth support hub in Singapore
Members of Vietnamese delegation visit a youth support hub in Singapore

The delegation also had an effective working session with Ms. Sim Ann, Minister State of Culture, Community and Youth of Singapore and Minister of State of Communications and Information of Singapore, Vice Chairman of the National Youth Corps Singapore. On behalf of the delegation, Mr Le Quoc Phong expressed his appreciation to Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth of Singapore and the National Youth Council of Singapore for having always been supporting Vietnam in a number of bilateral and multilateral youth cooperation activities. He affirmed that since the two organizations signed a cooperation agreement in 2017, the youth cooperation of the two countries has been strongly promoted. Both sides mutually agreed that two organizations would continue expanding the youth cooperation activities in many fields such as organizing international volunteer activities as well as activities to enhance Vietnamese youth's English capacity.

The delegation also visited several organizations and centres under the National Youth Council of Singapore supporting Singaporean youth in many areas such as Youth Corp, * SCAPE, Outward Bound Singapore, etc.. Those organizations and centres received high priority and investment from the Government of Singapore to support youth in many aspects, such as: volunteerism, skill enhancement, physical and mental health, start-up supports, etc.. The delegation also visited Reactor Industries, a support complex for start-up youth and National Art Council, a governmental body to support youth in art and culture. After the visits, the delegation had the chance to know more about the policies and investment that Singaporean Government had put into youth and could learn successful models to apply to Vietnamese environment.

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