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Hanoi (VNA) – A delegation of 116 outstanding young Vietnamese will take
part in the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students (WFYS) in Sochi, Russia, from October 14 to

The information was released at a press conference organised
by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU)’s Central Committee in Hanoi on
October 11.

President of
the Vietnam Youth Federation Nguyen Phi Long stressed the presence of the
delegation at the event will help promote the Vietnamese land and people,
introduce the HCYU and the role of Vietnamese youth in national growth, and
strengthen solidarity between young Vietnamese and their international peers.

participation consolidates Vietnam’s position and contributions to global youth
movements for peace, democracy and social development, said Long.

The HCYU can
also take advantage of the fair to boost cooperation with Russian partners in
contribution to Vietnam – Russia relations, he added.

At the 19th WFYS, Vietnam is set to make speeches and join discussion sessions on a
wide range of subjects, including the outcomes of the Russian October
Revolution, and the roles of younger generation in labour, science-technology,
culture, and education.

The delegation will run an exhibition and a friendship stall
to promote Vietnamese history, socio-economic development and cuisine.

The Vietnamese delegates will also hold separate meetings
with different youth organisations and join musical – sport exchanges at the

The WFYS, first held in 1947, is expected to bring
together 20,000 youths from more than 150 countries to this October’s event.-VNA