The affirmation was made by Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan in Hanoi on June 27 during his meeting with leaders of eight delegations attending the fifth ASEAN Schools Games.
The Deputy PM praised the delegations’ active participation at the games and thanked the ASEAN Schools Sports Council (ASSC) for helping Vietnam host the event.
The annual games contribute to the development of the sports movement and fosters friendship, solidarity and mutual understanding among regional students, Nhan said.
For his part, ASSC President Hawazi Daipi said the successful organisation of this year’s event has promoted regional sports activities and offered an exchange opportunity for Southeast Asian students.
More activities to enhance the movement and the abovementioned values should be held in the future, he added.-VNA