The second competition of young circus talents from Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia opened in Vientiane, Laos, on Dec. 25.

Attending the opening ceremony were Lao Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Bosengkham Vongdala and Vietnamese Ambassador to Laos Ta Minh Chau.

Speaking at the event, Lao Deputy Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Buangeun Sapouvong said the competition aims to cement the friendship and solidarity among people, especially youths, of the three nations.

This is also a good chance for young circus performers to learn and exchange experience with each other and improve their circus skills, he said.

On the first night, the young circus artists from the three countries staged a wide range of well-prepared circus routines, including acrobatics, juggling, and trapeze.

The competition will run until Dec. 29./.