Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc urged
the youth to engage more strongly in the fight against the COVID-19 while
speaking at a working session with the Secretariat of the Ho Chi Minh
Communist Youth Union (HCYU) Central Committee in Hanoi on March 25, one day
ahead of the union’s founding anniversary.
At the meeting, First Secretary of the committee Le Quoc Phong said over the
recent past, it has actively reformed the union’s activities and youth
movements to attract more young people.
The theme “Year of Youth Volunteers” in 2019 received warm response from
HCYU cadres and members and other young people. Activities during the year
were organised in a widespread and regular manner from the central to
grassroots levels, he said, noting that the number of young people taking
part in voluntary activities last year rose three folds from 2018.
The Secretariat of the committee hopes that in the coming time, the PM will
support the creation of favourable conditions and mechanisms for the union
to perform its tasks in representing children’s voices and aspirations, and
uniting overseas young Vietnamese, Phong added.
The secretariat also proposed the PM approve the establishment of the
“Vietnam youth initiative for the community” programme and a social skill
training system for young Vietnamese people.
Addressing the event, PM Phuc applauded the union and relevant organisations’
contributions to the country, especially during the “Year of Youth
Volunteers” in 2019.
He said over the last three months, the union’s cadres, members and other
youngsters have actively joined hands in the combat against the COVID-19 as
manifested through their organisation of hand-washing stations, medical
students’ support for anti-coronavirus activities, and distribution of free
The leader requested the union to get young people involved in the COVID-19 prevention
and control more strongly, multiply effective models in the work, and
mobilise social resources for the combat.
Stressing the need to capitalise on the “golden time” to contain the
coronavirus spread, he said the 6.3 million union’s members have not only to
make health declaration but also to help other people do so to help
authorities sort persons vulnerable to virus infection.
Additionally, the PM ordered the committee to
continue programmes and activities to promote young Vietnamese’s capacity to
meet national development and defence requirements and bring into play the
youth’s role in realising common tasks of the nation.
He also told sectors and all-level authorities to increase coordination to
better care for the youth’s demand and interests and further assist
youngsters to access job opportunities./.