A ceremony took place in Dong Thap on September 9 to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the Vietnam-Laos diplomatic ties. (Photo: VNA)




Dong Thap (VNA) – A ceremony took
place at Dong Thap University, in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap on
September 9 to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the Vietnam-Laos diplomatic
ties (September 5, 1962) and the 40th year of the Vietnam-Laos Treaty on Amity
and Cooperation (July 18, 1977).



The event was held in the presence of Lao Consul
General in HCM City Somxay Sanamoune, the province’s senior officials and Lao students
studying at Dong Thap University.



In his remarks at the event, Sanamoune praised
the long-standing relations between Vietnam and Laos, saying despite current
pressing issues in the globe and region, the two countries’ comprehensive
partnership has seen significant progress in all fields, including politics,
security and defence, economics and education.



The Vietnam-Laos relations is an example of the
neighbouring ties built on the will and solidarity of their people, said Vice
Chairman of the Dong Thap People’s Committee Doan Tan Buu.



He urged the provincial Vietnam-Laos Friendship
Association to continue maintaining the good bilateral relationship and to
bridge Dong Thap with Lao localities, paving the way for further expanding
cooperation between the two sides.



The association took the occasion to launch its
chapter at the Dong Thap University, aiming to increase awareness of the
special Vietnam-Laos relations among young generation.



Over 14,000 Lao officials and students studied
in Vietnam in the 2016-2017 academic year while about 60 Vietnamese attended
courses in Laos.-VNA