19th ASEAN Youth Day Meeting opens

Web.HCYU.12/11/2013. The 19th ASEAN Youth Day Meeting and the 8th TAYO ASEAN Award has opened in Hanoi with the participation of leaders from ASEAN youth organizations and ASEAN youth representatives.

The 19th AYDM is one of the youth programs under the framework of the ASEAN youth cooperation. It is held in Hanoi and Ha Long City in Quang Ninh province from November 11-15 November 2013.

Mr Duong Van An, Permanent Vice Chairman of the National Committee on Youth of Vietnam said this year’s theme is youth’s solidarity for the prosperous ASEAN community. It highlights the close solidarity within ASEAN and the role of youth in building the ASEAN community by 2015.

Mr Duong Van An (4th from left) and the delegates at the Opening ceremony
Mr Duong Van An (4th from left) and the delegates at the Opening ceremony

At the opening ceremony, Mr An asked the Filipino delegation to convey deep sympathy to their people over the huge losses caused by HaiYan storm. Vietnamese youth always stand by Filipino friends to help them overcome difficulties and hardships.

The AYDM provided a good chance for youth from ASEAN countries to share information, experience and initiatives to promote mutual understanding and cooperation.

A ceremony will be held in the evening of the same day to present outstanding youth organisations and invidividuals.