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May 08, 2022 / 13:19

Southeast Asian Youth Festival fosters cultural exchange in Hanoi

Youth from 11 Southeast Asian countries have met to promote cultural exchange on the sidelines of SEA Games 31.

Chaired by Vice Chairman of the City People's Committee Chu Xuan Dung, Head of the Steering Committee for the 31st SEA Games in Hanoi, the Southeast Asian Youth Festival was held at Hoan Kiem Lake pedestrian zone on May 7.

Vice Chairman of Hanoi People's Committee Chu Xuan Dung delivered the opening speech at the Southeast Asian Youth Festival that took on May 7 in Hanoi.

The event is organized by the Hanoi Youth Union, aiming at fostering the connection among young people from Southeast Asian countries as well as promoting the upcoming SEA Games 31.

The Southeast Asian Youth Festival draws the participation of over 10,000 participants, including youth delegates from 11 Southeast Asian states and 5,000 volunteers and representatives of Hanoi youth.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee, Head of Hanoi Steering Committee for SEA Games Chu Xuan Dung said that the people of Hanoi have done their best lately preparing for the SEA Games 31.

SEA Games 31 is a good opportunity for Hanoi to introduce its hospitable people and wonderful local tourist destinations to regional and international friends. Through this biggest sporting event in Southeast Asia, Vietnam wishes to spread the message that the Covid-19 pandemic has been well controlled in the country.

Secretary of the Hanoi Youth Union Chu Hong Minh spoke at the opening ceremony of the festival.

“The festival shows the important role and responsibility of the Youth Union in carrying out political tasks of the city. It also showcased the spirit of solidarity, peace-loving, and hospitality of Hanoians, including the capital’s youth,” he said.

He also suggested that the capital’s communist youth union members should continue to actively participate in other volunteer activities, joining local authorities’ efforts to successfully organize the 31st SEA Games.

Within the framework of the Southeast Asian Youth Festival, a series of activities will be underway such as a walking event in response to the spirit of “For a stronger ASEAN”; the final round of a youth singing contest; the painting activities titled “Aspirations of the Southeast Asia” and “Prosperous Southeast Asia States”; a Street Carnival; tours to visit Hanoi sightseeing spots and SEA Games 31 competition venues; SEA Games 31 Workout Challenge; Night of Art Performance themed “For a Stronger Southeast Asia”, among others.

Young people from Vietnam and Southeast Asian countries met on the stage of Southeast Asian Youth Festival.
Delegates of the Southeast Asian Youth Festival participated in a walking event in response to the spirit of “For a stronger ASEAN” 
They also signed on the map of Southeast Asian countries.
  1. The Southeast Asian Youth Festival saw the participation of representatives from the embassies of Southeast Asian countries as well as Vietnamese ministries and agencies.
The festival was intended to promote the image of Hanoi and Vietnam to regional and international friends, thus contributing to building regional peace, for Southeast Asia of solidarity, friendship and prosperity.
  1. It also aims at fostering the connection among young people from Southeast Asian countries as well as promoting for the upcoming SEA Games 31.
  1. SEA Games 31 will be a great chance for Hanoi to introduce its rich cultural traditions, socio-economic potential and achievements to international friends.