Vietnamese and Lao military youths gathered at a gala night in Hanoi on
August 1 in celebration of the 50 th anniversary of the two countries’
diplomatic ties and 35 years of the signing of the Vietnam-Laos
Friendship and Cooperation Treaty.
the opening ceremony, Lieut. Gen. Dao Duy Minh, deputy head of the
General Department of Politics under the Vietnam People’s Army, stressed
that the Vietnam-Laos, Laos-Vietnam special relationship is an example
of the close, faithful, pure and effective connectivity between nations.
The relationship, fostered by President Ho Chi
Minh, President Kaysone Phomvihane and generations of Vietnamese and Lao
leaders, has become a rule of existence and a miraculous strength that
creates great successes for the two countries’ revolutions, he said.
Minh stated that the event offers a chance for the youths of the
Vietnamese and Lao armies to look back on their tradition of solidarity
and attachment as well as continue consolidating their sentiments and
responsibilities in order to strengthen the friendship and comprehensive
cooperation between the two Parties, States, armies and peoples.
After the opening ceremony, the participants enjoyed a special arts
programme jointly performed by Vietnamese and Lao artists.-VNA