Strengthening youth cooperation between Vietnam and Argentina

Web.HCYU.21/4/2021. On the afternoon of April 20, in Hanoi, Mr. Nguyen Tuong Lam, Secretary of the HCYUCC, Permanent Vice President of the Vietnam Youth Federation worked with H.E. Mr. Luis Pablo Maria Beltramino, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Argentina to Vietnam.

At the meeting, Mr. Nguyen Tuong Lam said that the diplomatic relationship between Vietnam and Argentina has been established since 1973. Argentina is one of three Latin American countries (after Cuba and Chile) to establish diplomatic relations with Vietnam before 1975, and the cooperation relationship between the two countries has brought about good results in many fields, especially: agriculture, forensic anthropology, using atomic energy for purposes of peace …

In 2023, the two countries will progress to the 50th anniversary of the official establishment of diplomatic relations  (October 25, 1973 - October 25, 2023). Mr. Nguyen Tuong Lam believes that the multifaceted cooperation between the two countries will continue to develop, contributing to peace, stability and cooperation in the world.

According to Mr. Nguyen Tuong Lam, the youth cooperation between Vietnam and Argentina is still very modest while the two sides have not had many cooperation activities. Therefore, Mr. Nguyen Tuong Lam wishes today's meeting will be the premise for developments in the future.

Mr. Nguyen Tuong Lam also proposed the Embassy to support and implement youth cooperation activities of the two countries. For example, virtual exchange between experts, young people and students in fields such as science, industry, agriculture, culture, information and communication, tourism; Inviting leaders, officers and experts working at the Embassy of Argentina in Vietnam to participate in exchange and volunteer activities with Vietnamese youth and students; Coordinate to organize activities to introduce Argentine culture in particular and Latin American culture in general to Vietnamese youth.

In case the Covid-19 epidemic is well controlled, the two sides can exchange youth delegation such as: exchanges of young politicians, young parliamentarians; exchanges of young entrepreneurs, creating conditions for young entrepreneurs to connect and seek opportunities for investment and trade cooperation; exchanges of young people and students and so on.

In particular, Mr. Lam said, Argentina is considered a football power in the world and football is also a favorite sport in Vietnam. Vietnamese youth also know much about Argentina through football. We recommend the Ambassador to connect to organize a friendly match between the national teams or the youth teams of the two countries.

Mr. Luis Pablo Maria Beltramino agreed with this initiative and said many agencies have also mentioned this. The Football Federation of the two countries had proposed cooperation. To be more specific, the Argentine Football Federation has contacted a number of Vietnamese universities to develop and cooperate in sports.

H.E Mr. Luis Pablo Maria Beltramino also said that the cooperation in sports between the two sides has a lot of room for development. "Hoping to bring the cooperation of football development into the relationship between the two sides", said Mr. Luis Pablo Maria Beltramino. Along with that, he also proposed the HCYUCC to support the initiative of building the Vietnam-Argentina Friendship School. For this idea, Mr. Nguyen Tuong Lam completely agreed and pledged to support and coordinate with relevant agencies for the Embassy of Argentina to realize this work during the Ambassador's term.