Hu Jintao Visits Chinese Volunteers in Laos
   2006-11-21 21:50:30
Earlier, during his trip to Laos, Chinese President Hu Jintao paid a visit to the Chinese volunteers in the country.

The young volunteers vowed they would try their best to contribute to China-Laos friendship.


President Hu Jintao extended his appreciation and respect for the volunteers on behalf of the Chinese people.

He says young volunteers are a respectful cause. It's an important move of China to help other developing countries.

"You left your country and your families, traveled so far to Laos to help the local people. Meanwhile, you have broadened your vision, promoted your talent and improved yourselves. I believe you will prove yourselves eligible for the glorious title of volunteer with your actions."

The program of Chinese volunteers to Laos was launched in 2002. It is China's first program of dispatching volunteers overseas.

The volunteers in Laos are the sixth batch China has sent to the country. They work in medical health, agriculture, Chinese and English-language teaching, computer science teaching and sports training.

Volunteer Chen Lei comes from Xinhua Hospital in eastern China's Shanghai. He says President Hu Jintao's meeting is a great support for their assistant efforts to foreign countries.

"The visit of President Hu Jintao is the biggest encouragement for us volunteers. We will not let down his expectations and try our best to accomplish our work. Meanwhile, we will spread Chinese culture, strengthen our communication with Lao people and do our part to promote friendly relations between the two countries."

The Chinese volunteers are called civil envoys of China-Laos friendship. Their work has won compliments from the local people.

Viravanh Phannourath, an official with Lao Ministry of Agriculture, has this to say.

"These Chinese volunteers work very hard. Some of them work in the agricultural field and they have to travel to remote regions frequently. But they never complain. They work really hard and bring us much precious experience and skills."

Xu Weiyi, CRI News.

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