Dong Thap (VNA) – A ceremony tookplace at Dong Thap University, in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap onSeptember 9 to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the Vietnam-Laos diplomaticties (September 5, 1962) and the 40th year of the Vietnam-Laos Treaty on Amityand Cooperation (July 18, 1977).
The event was held in the presence of Lao ConsulGeneral in HCM City Somxay Sanamoune, the province’s senior officials and Lao studentsstudying at Dong Thap University.
In his remarks at the event, Sanamoune praisedthe long-standing relations between Vietnam and Laos, saying despite currentpressing issues in the globe and region, the two countries’ comprehensivepartnership has seen significant progress in all fields, including politics,security and defence, economics and education.
The Vietnam-Laos relations is an example of theneighbouring ties built on the will and solidarity of their people, said ViceChairman of the Dong Thap People’s Committee Doan Tan Buu.
He urged the provincial Vietnam-Laos FriendshipAssociation to continue maintaining the good bilateral relationship and tobridge Dong Thap with Lao localities, paving the way for further expandingcooperation between the two sides.
The association took the occasion to launch itschapter at the Dong Thap University, aiming to increase awareness of thespecial Vietnam-Laos relations among young generation.
Over 14,000 Lao officials and students studiedin Vietnam in the 2016-2017 academic year while about 60 Vietnamese attendedcourses in Laos.-VNA
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