Ng How Yue, director of the Singaporean Youth Council met secretary of Viet Nam Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Doan Van Thai Monday with bilateral youth exchanges topping the agenda.
Meeting in preparation for the bilateral youth agreement poised to be secured during the ASEAN ministers’ session slated for next April 2007, Vietnamese-Singaporean youth leaders clinched a consensus on youth exchange activities between the two countries.
Under the consensus, the two sides are set to reinforce mutual exchanges on youth policies, strengthen youth action programs, and bolster bilateral youth exchange activities, particularly in voluntary campaigns.
They also prioritized boosting multilateral ties with youth organizations in non-ASEAN countries like China, Republic of Korea, and Japan.
Secretary Doan Van Thai said Viet Nam looks forward to more participation from Singaporean youth in Viet Nam-organized voluntary activities such as building rural schools, teaching English to poor students, and a vast range of exchanges on culture, education, and sport.
In response to Thai, director Ng How Yue expressed his admiration and appreciation for the long-standing patriotism of Vietnamese youth, suggesting an establishment of a forum in which Singaporean youth would have opportunities to learn about noble causes from Vietnamese counterparts.
Ng also unveiled a plan to receive 10 Vietnamese youth leaders set to arrive in Singapore in 2007 to interact and exchange with their colleagues.