HCYU delegation paid a working visit to New Zealand

Web.HCYU.03.10.2018. In New Zealand, the delegation of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union met with representatives of the Vietnamese Student Association in Auckland, worked with leaders of the New Zealand Labor Party, Augen Technology Group and Auckland University of Technology.

At the meeting with the Vietnamese Student Association in Auckland, Mr Pham Tran Chi Huy, President of the Association informed members of the working delegation key activities of the VSA over the years; At the same time, he proposed recommendations to improve the effectiveness of the Association for the time to come.

First Secretary Le Quoc Phong acknowledged the significant efforts and encouraging results of the Vietnam Student Association in Auckland dispite of many difficulties.

HCYU delegation visit a center at Auckland University of Technology
HCYU delegation visit a center at Auckland University of Technology

He suggested the Association should be more active in promoting and engaging the participation of the Vietnamese student community in Auckland in the activities of the Association; proactively propose to universities to support, create mechanism and facilities to carry out the student activities, especially the activities that aim at supporting new Vietnamese students and those of introducing Vietnamese culture at the institutions.

He recommended the Association to actively participate in, and coordinate with, the Vietnamese community in Aukland to organize more community activities; seeking suitable resources to support the activities of Vietnamese students in Auckland.

At the meeting with New Zealand Labor Party leader Nigel Harworth, the party chairman welcomed and shared with the delegation key information on diplomatic relations between Vietnam and New Zealand, the New Zealand Labor Party's youth policy, the youth organization of the Party as well as key programs and activities that the Party's youth organization is implementing.

Mr. Le Quoc Phong exchanged views and information about Vietnamese youths, the prominent movements and activities deployed by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, National Committee on Youth of Vietnam and other youth organizations in recent years. The two sides agreed on some directions for cooperation such as launching exchange programs of young politicians; exchange information on programs and training of young leaders of the two organizations; supporting activities to improve English skills for Vietnamese youths.

At the headquarters of Augen Technology Group, Mr. Mitchell Pham, General Director and representatives of the Group welcomed and shared some information about the technology industry in New Zealand, the Group's performance in Vietnam, and the Kiwi Connection (Promotion of the Connectivity of New Zealand businesses to Vietnam for business investment), and shared his views on quality of human resources in information technology in Vietnam.

At Augen, Mr. Le Quoc Phong shared with leaders of the Group about the youth activities of the Ho Chi Minh Youth Union which include supporting young people to start their business, especially creative start-ups.

Mr. Phong said that Vietnam has quality human resource for information technology industry and with the investment of Augen and many other technology groups, Vietnam will have favorable environment for young talents to bring into full play their capacity and standards, approach to the global, especially in the context of the Industrial Revolution 4.0.

At the Auckland University of Technology (AUT), Mr. Lester Khoo, Director of International Cooperation Development of the University and the staff members received the delegation. Mr Khoo provided the delegates with the university’s activities including student orientation, career development, job search, corporate activities and business support to students.

At the meeting, Mr. Le Quoc Phong shared experiences of Vietnam in supporting students to improve their employability, encouraging students to train their skills. The two sides then proposed a number of cooperative contents such as activities to improve English skills of Vietnamese youth, training programs for Vietnamese young leaders on youth work.

In New Zealand, the delegation also visited and worked at the Skill International Employment Promotion and Training Center, New Zealand Trade Promotion Center, worked with representative New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to share experience of organization of APEC Voice of the Future, visited models of hi-tech agriculture farm.