36 representatives from ASEAN state members at the ASEAN Youth Forum in Ho Chi Minh City on September 18-19. Photo: Le Thanh
Thirty-six representatives from seven member states of the regional bloc ASEAN met up in Ho Chi Minh City on Friday for the opening of a youth forum.
During the two-day event, which is themed on culture this year, the participants, aged 18-30, will discuss how to raise awareness about the community's cultural values and preserve its cultural heritage.
They are also expected to present their own countries' cultural characteristics to other participants.
Vietnam has hosted the event twice, with the first time in Hanoi in 2010.