Vietnam and France to strengthen cooperation on youth

Web.HCYU 27/02/2018. Hanoi – HCYU First Secretary Le Quoc Phong received the French Ambassador H.E. Bertrand Lortholary at the Central Youth Union headquarters today 27/2/2018. The meeting held at the beginning of the Lunar New Year where the heads of the “neighbouring” offices exchange greetings and took the opportunity to discuss various topics of cooperation.

At the reception, the Alternate Member of the Party Central Committee cum First Secretary of the Youth Union Central Committee Le Quoc Phong extended his warm welcome to the French Ambassador and his members first time visit the union office in Hanoi.  

Mr Phong shared with Mr Lortholary the union’s operation, youth activities and results of the 11th Congress of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, the term of 2017 - 2022. The two exchanged views on the diplomatic relationship between Vietnam and France. Mr Phong expressed his hope that Ambassador Bertrand Lortholary, in his capacity and role, would further facilitate cooperation on youth affairs, particularly on youths, students and young entrepreneurs.

First Secretary Le Quoc Phong (R) presents memento gift to H.E. Ambassador Bertrand Lortholary at the reception
First Secretary Le Quoc Phong (R) presents memento gift to Ambassador Bertrand Lortholary at the reception

Ambassador Bertrand Lortholary expressed his gratitude for the reception and shared that cooperation on youth is one of the key priorities for his term of office in Vietnam. He hoped the relationship between Vietnam and France as well as cooperation on youth affairs will be further developed in years to come. He highlighted that the young generation will be the legacy of traditional relationship between the two countries and should be the driving force to continue promoting friendship and solidarity between Vietnam and France.

On this occasion, the two sides also agreed that in 2018 and beyond, there will be specific cooperation on cultural exchanges, experience sharing and several other practical activities to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the establishment of Vietnam-France diplomatic relations and 5 years of Strategic Partnership Agreement between Vietnam and France.