Chins Participated In ASEAN-Korea Youth Exchange Program
22 February 2011: Three Chin youths from Burma, one male and two females, attended a conference of ASEAN-Korea Future-Oriented Cooperation Project: Youth Exchange Program in Seoul, South Korea on 15-21 February 2011.
The week-long event held with the aims of enchancing youths partnership using modern technology had a total of 59 young people from 10 different ASEAN (The Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries in attendance.
One of the Chin participants said: “It was a very encouraging and eye-opening event and we had a chance to make friends with other youths from various ASEAN countries and to engage in various activities to improve cooperation and networks among the new generation in Asia.”
This youth exchange program was organized by the National Council of Youth Organizations in Korea (NCYOK) and sponsored by the ASEAN and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Korea.
With its theme “Youth Partnership for Building New Asia”, the programme is committed to recognizing and promoting the significant roles of young people in laying foundation for building Asia where peaceful development and mutual cooperation exist.
Formed on 8 August 1967, ASEAN is a geo-political and economic organisation of 10 countries in Southeast Asia including Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam.
Salai Hawithar and Van Biak Thang