Meeting with the Secretary General of the Conference of Ministers of Youth and Sport of French-Speaking Countries (CONFEJES)

On the morning of 8th April, Mr. Nguyen Tuong Lam, Secretary of the Central Committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU), Standing Vice Chairman of the National Committee on Youth of Viet Nam (NCYV) had a courtesy meeting with Mrs. Louisette Renée Thobi Etame- Ndedi, Secretary General of the Conference of Ministers of Youth and Sport of French-Speaking Countries (CONFEJES).

At the meeting, after introducing the youth organizations of Viet Nam, Mr. Nguyen Tuong Lam affirmed that, with the foreign policy of diversification and multilateralization, Vietnam has attached great importance to the cooperation relationship between Viet Nam and the Francophone community, actively contributed to the common activities of the Francophone community. As the Chairman of the Economic Committee of the Francophonie International Organization, Viet Nam has been the coordinating country since March 2019 to develop the Francophone Economic Strategy 2020 – 2025. As a member of the Francophone community since 1979, Viet Nam has always made efforts to promote cooperation between Viet Nam and the Francophone community; has been an active and responsible member of the community, playing a pivotal role in the Francophonie movement in the Asia-Pacific region.

Mr. Nguyen Tuong Lam said that the HCYU Central Committee and the NCYV identified youth as an important object with a mission to contribute to the strong and substantial development of the country that are members of the Francophone community in general as well as the cooperation relationship between the HCYU Central Committee, the NCYV and CONFEJES in particular. Recently, the HCYU Central Committee, the NCYV have actively participated in the CONFEJES mechanism: completing the annual payment; working closely with CONFEJES to organize youth activities such as sending Vietnamese youth to participate in forums, conferences, training within the framework of CONFEJES, hosting CONFEJES conference and activities in Viet Nam. However, in the past few years, due to difficulties in working with CONFEJES when the focus of CONFEJES shifted to the role of women and young people in sports as well as because of the COVID-19 epidemic situation, the two sides have not had appropriate and practical direct cooperation activities. He also emphasized the 12th National Congress of the HCYU term 2022 – 2027 will take place in 2022, which is a great event for Vietnamese youth. As a result, Mr. Nguyen Tuong Lam hopes to receive the support and congratulations of youth partners around the world, including the CONFEJES mechanism.

Mrs. Louisette Renée Thobi Etame- Ndedi would like to thank the HCYU Central Committee for having a respectful welcome. She expressed that Viet Nam would send a female representative to join a group of experts related to sports issues; at the same time, further strengthen the connection, exchange of information and implement exchange and cooperation activities on youth and sports between CONFEJES and Viet Nam. 

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