America’s Young Politicos Visit HCMC

Visiting members of the American Council of Young Political Leaders said on Wednesday how impressed they were with the way Ho Chi Minh City had developed in recent years.

Vice chairwoman Nguyen Thi Thu Ha (R) of the HCMC People's Committee talks with head of the ACYPL delegation, Minesota's congressman John Bern on Oct 24,( Photo Thuy Hang)
Vice chairwoman Nguyen Thi Thu Ha of the HCMC People’s Committee hailed their visit as a great chance for America’s young leaders to learn more about the city and Vietnam.

She and her guests discussed the city’s social and economic progress as well as issues like healthcare, traffic and the business environment.

Before coming south, the young Americans spent time in Ha Noi, Hue, Da Nang and Quang Nam as part of an exchange program to study history, culture, the political system and the socioeconomic situation as well as Viet Nam’s external relations and Viet Nam-US relations.

Founded in 1966, the American Council of Young Political leaders is an organization that conducts bipartisan international exchanges, enabling emerging leaders (aged 25 to 40) to experience firsthand the political and cultural dynamics of other countries.

US delegates are chosen annually from a pool of approximately 1000 local, state and national nominations by governors, members of Congress, national and state political party chairs, state legislative leaders, board members, alumni, corporate contributors and other supporters.

Reported by Thuy Hang

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