Ho Chi Minh City

ASEAN-Japan youth ship visits Ho Chi Minh City

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The 46th Ship for Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Program (SSEAYP) docked at Tan Cang-Hiep Phuoc Port in Ho Chi Minh City on November 10.

Members of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union welcome international friends. (Photo: VNA)

Members of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union welcome international friends. (Photo: VNA)

This year’s 50-day voyage attracts 328 delegates from ASEAN countries and Japan. The program will last from October 24 to December 13, and the ship will dock at the ports of five countries, including Japan, Vietnam, Singapore, Myanmar, and Malaysia.
Vietnam is the first destination in the trip. Participants will have a chance to experience cultural exchange activities in Ho Chi Minh City, such as music performance, exchanges with students of universities, visiting the city’s attractions and among others during the 4-day visit.
Begun in January 1974, SSEAYP is an annual program sponsored by the Japanese Government and supported by the member-countries of ASEAN.
The program aims to enhance young leaders’ understanding of and appreciation for cross-straits relations and regional concerns through interaction with prominent industry players, thought leaders and foreign dignitaries Widen networks and broaden perspectives with fellow youth leaders from Japan and ASEAN Activities include discussions, institutional visits, courtesy call on foreign dignitaries, homestay and cultural exchanges.

By THAI PHUONG – Translated by Kim Khanh

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