(VNA)- Over 400 students from Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia converged at a student exchange organised in Ho Chi Minh City on April 9 by the municipal chapter of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union to celebrate Laos’s Bun Pi May New Year Festival and Cambodia’s Chol Chnam Thmey New Year Festival.
In her opening remark, Deputy Chairwoman of the municipal People’s Council Truong Thi Anh conveyed happy New Year greetings to Cambodian and Lao students pursuing their studies in the City.
She highlighted that students are an important driving force in elevating the traditional relations of the three countries to new heights.
Sodavy, a Cambodian student at Ho Chi Minh City Medicine and Pharmacy University, expressed his gratitude for the support from teachers, friends and city leaders in his studies and livelihood, adding that such exchange programmes create opportunities for students to promote understanding and solidarity among the three peoples.
On this occasion, Ho Chi Minh City held a chain of exchange activities for students including a traditional Water Festival commonly held in Laos and Cambodia and a football friendship tournament.