Prime Minister: The youth play a crucial role in building a prosperous ASEAN Community

15:02 | 06/29/2020

( - Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc chaired the ASEAN Leaders’ Interface with Representatives of ASEAN Youth via a video dialogue on June 26.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) chairing the dialogue. (photo: VGP)

Addressing the event, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc expressed his belief that the youth will play a crucial role in successfully building a prosperous ASEAN Community. He attributed the ASEAN’s achievements over the past more than half of century to common efforts of all people, including the youth. He also called on the youth to continue upholding the spirit of patriotism, partner with ASEAN governments and people to effectively cope with impacts of the COVID-19. He wished that they would be more active and take the vanguard in common activities and priorities of the Community.

Lauding the ASEAN youth cooperation and joint work between ASEAN and partners over the past years, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc applauded the key priorities that the youth are promoting this year and committed all possible support for them to actively contribute to the society.

As Chair of ASEAN Youth, First Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee and Chairman of the National Committee on Youth of Vietnam Le Quoc Phong said the ASEAN’s governments have always paid attention to the development of the youth over the past years with the issuance of relevant laws, policies and strategies, creating favourable conditions for them to have jobs and grow in the spirit of leaving no one behind.

With nearly 220 million of young people, Phong affirmed that the youth are a key force in contributing to socio-economic development and ceaseless growth of the ASEAN Community.

At the event, Youth representatives will submit their declaration to ASEAN leaders.


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