At the event (Photo: VNA)

Speaking at the event, Governor of Russia's Saint Petersburg Alexander Beglov has stressed the common task of helping youngsters build the realiable partnership between Vietnam and Russia, saying that stronger trust among Vietnamese and Russian youngsters will ensure the development of friendship between the two countries.

Youth projects are important part of the working programs of the city. In 2018, Saint Petersburg gave the initiative of organizing the first Vietnam-Russia Youth Forum, which was lauded by leaders of both sides.

In addition, the Ho Chi Minh City’s HCMYU and the Committee for External Relations of Saint Petersburg organized an online conference, he said

According to the governor, he has asked Saint Petersburg's Committee for Youth Policies to strengthen cooperation with Vietnamese youth, including the signing of cooperation agreement with Ho Chi Minh City’s HCMYU.

Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Ngo Duc Manh affirmed that the partnership among localities of Vietnam and Russia is growing strongly, with Saint Petersburg being the pioneer in setting up twin relations with Ho Chi Minh City and Khanh Hoa province.

According to the ambassador, Saint Petersburg has coordinated with Vietnamese partners to organize various activities on special occasions such as the 95th anniversary of the first trip of President Ho Chi Minh to Russia, the ceremony to place a stone in the location defined to erect President Ho Chi Minh in the city.

He emphasized the special significance of the conference which was held on the founding anniversary of the HCMYU, stressing that many generations of both sides have stood side by side and provided mutual support, contributing to fostering the traditional friendship between people of the two countries over the past more than seven decades.

On this occasion, a book on the glorious 70-year path of the Vietnam-Russia ties by Ambassador Ngo Duc Manh was introduced. The book includes over 700 photos and documents featuring the Vietnam-Russia cooperation over the past 70 years./.