A grand meeting to mark the 50 th anniversary of Vietnam-Laos
diplomatic ties was held in Son La city in the northern province of
the same name on August 19.
Addressing the event, Politburo member and National Assembly Deputy
Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong affirmed the closeness and time-honoured
relationship between Vietnam and Laos .
Vietnamese and Lao people have jointly nurtured their traditional
friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation, which have
become a common valuable asset and an extremely important factor in
ensuring the success of respective country’s revolution, contributing to
peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the
world, Phong said.
She called on Son La province to
educate people living along the common border with Laos to well
implement an agreement on border management regulations as well as
policies of the two countries to safeguard the border of peace and
Khamhoung Heuangvongsy, Governor of Laos’
Huaphan province, which borders Son La, said Vietnam ’s localities
have assisted his province and other northern provinces of Laos in
human resources training, building schools, hospitals, and irrigation,
transport electricity and water facilities.
At present, more than 80 Vietnamese businesses are investing in Huaphan, the governor said.
On the occasion, an exhibition of photos and paintings depicting
special friendship between Vietnam and Laos and that between Son
La and northern Lao provinces was also held.
an exhibition to feature cultural characteristics of the Vietnam-Laos
border, friendship and solidarity, and a seminar on tourism and cultural
and economic development along the two countries’ border were held on
August 18 and 17, respectively, in the central province of Ha Tinh.-VNA