In his remarks at the meeting, Tuan spoke highly of the strong bond between Vietnam and Cuba that has been nurtured by several generations of leaders.

The HCM Communist Youth Union has boasted good relations with the Cuban Young Communist League as part of its efforts to foster diplomacy and people-to-people exchange between the two countries, he said.

Nguyen Anh Tuan, Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee presents a gift to Olga Lidia Tapia Iglesias, Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba's Central Committee in their meeting in Hanoi on October 10

The two sides have maintained the regular exchange of high-level visits and showed support for each other at bilateral and multilateral forums for years, Tuan said.

He proposed that the CPC provide more opportunities for youths from the two nations to meet and exchange in the coming time, and wished that the two youth unions will further improve effectiveness of their cooperation and expand areas of partnership to bring more practical benefits to Vietnamese and Cuban young people.

For her part, Tapia, who also serves as head of the Education, Sports, and Science Department of the CPC Central Committee, said this visit is a great opportunity for the two youth unions to learn from each other’s experience in youth affairs.

She highly appreciated the success of the HCM Communist Youth Union’s activities and practical action programmes of the Vietnamese youth.

The CPC has paid great attention to youth affairs as well as to young people across Cuba as they are the future of the country, she said.

Tapia urged the two youth unions to work harder to promote the rights of the younger generation, meet their aspirations, and improve the capacity of the unions’ officials.

Following the meeting, she held a talk with students from the Vietnam Youth Academy, focusing on the theme “the leadership of the CPC and younger generations” and updated them on the current situation in Cuba./.