Vietnam, Cuba youth unions foster ties

Web.HCYU.01/10/2013 - Permanent Secretary Phan Van Mai of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee and Yuniasky Crespo, First Secretary of the Cuban Young Communist League (YCL) Central Committee, voiced their mutual support for the move. Source: Nhandan/VNA.

Mr Phan Van Mai, who is also President of the Vietnam Youth Federation, briefed his host on outcomes of the HCYU’s tenth National Congress and its major programmes. 

The HCYU is dedicated to improving education and awareness-raising work among young people to fulfil their role as pioneers in national construction and defence, he said.

 Permanent Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Phan Van Mai meets Cuban youngsters in La Habana
Permanent Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Phan Van Mai meets Cuban youngsters in La Habana

Mr Mai praised the YCL’s contributions to the World Federation of Democratic Youth and the organisation of the World Festival of Youth and Students. 

He said Vietnam could learn from Cuba as its youth representatives take a more active role in the international arena and hoped the two sides would work together more closely in the time to come. 

For his part, Yuniasky Crespo thanked the HCYU for its backing of Cuba, considering this a manifestation of the close ties between the two countries’ youth. 

While introducing the YCL’s current tasks, the Cuban youth leader affirmed that the Cuban Party and Government always work to raise the awareness and patriotism of its young people. 

During his stay in Cuba from September 23-29, Mai met with President of the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples, Kenia Serrano, and was briefed on major programmes of action being launched by the institute. 

He also paid a courtesy visit to Oscar Martinez, Deputy Head of the International Relations Department of the Cuban Communist Party, and laid wreaths at the Memorial of Jose Marti, Cuban’s national hero, and the statue of late Vietnamese President Ho Chi Minh.

 

Nhandan/VNA

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