A group of young people from Western Australia have been given the opportunity to broaden their horizons with a trip to Hong Kong.
The seven young West Australians, aged between 18 and 24 years old, will travel to Hong Kong in February 2017 as part of the Liberal National Government's International Youth Exchange Program.
Youth Minister Paul Miles and Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister Mike Nahan will today welcome seven delegates from Hong Kong for a week-long visit as part of the exchange.
"Travel broadens the mind and the opportunity to experience another culture first hand is invaluable," Mr Miles said.
"The seven young people chosen to travel to Hong Kong next year are extremely conscientious and active members of their communities. They thoroughly deserve the recognition this trip affords them.
"As well as welcoming our seven visitors from Hong Kong, I would like to congratulate our seven delegates on being selected to be part of this program."
Dr Nahan said the participants in the program would gain invaluable intercultural understanding.
"These young people will develop a wealth of cultural understanding which will build upon the strong relationship between WA and Hong Kong," he said.
The exchange is intended to provide delegates with the opportunity to develop a real understanding of different cultures, greater self-confidence and self-awareness, international friendships and networks and a base for future education and career goals.
The International Youth Exchange Program is an initiative of the State Government and the Home Affairs Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government
Seven Hong Kong delegates will be in Perth from today until October 17, 2016 and WA delegates will travel to Hong Kong from February 6-13, 2017
Youth Minister's office - 6552 6600
Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister's office - 6552 5700