HCM City hosts ASEAN Youth Forum 2015

Thirty-six outstanding young people from seven ASEAN member countries, including Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Thai Land and Vietnam will join the ASEAN Youth Forum 2015 which is scheduled to be held in Ho Chi Minh City on September 17-19.

This year’s event themed “ASEAN Community- Characteristics of Cultures” is organized by the Ho Chi Minh City Communist Youth Union.

The forums is a chance for young people of ASEAN member countries to present solutions and contribute to the preservation of national cultural identities as well as exchange and discuss common issues in the region, said Lam Dinh Thang, deputy secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Communist Youth Union.

The event also aims to enhance awareness of young people in building a solidarity and unity ASEAN Community, and boosting cultural exchange and mutual understanding among ASEAN youth.

The ASEAN Youth Forum is part of activities marking the establishment of the ASEAN Community by the end of 2015.

By Ngoc Minh – Translated by Kim Khanh

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