The Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee and authorities from the country’s capital, Vientiane, held a ceremony on May 19 to celebrate the 125 th birth anniversary of late Vietnamese President Ho Chi Minh.

Officiating at the event were Lao Vice President Bounnhang Volachith; Deputy Prime Minister, Chairman of the LPRP Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations and Foreign Minister Thongloun Sisoulith; and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education and Sports, Phankham Viphavan.

Viphavan, who is also the Chairman of the Laos-Vietnam Friendship Organisation, reviewed the life and revolutionary activities of Ho Chi Minh, who he described as a great thinker and example of a successful Marxist-Leninist revolutionary.

The leader brought the light of revolution to the three Indochinese nations of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia and helped save them from foreign oppression, the official noted.

The Deputy PM also highlighted Ho Chi Minh’s attention to promoting Vietnamese-Lao relations, adding that under his training, the two countries’ officials and people joined efforts to fight against invaders and nurture their friendship.

Viphavan expressed gratitude to President Ho Chi Minh, the Communist Party of Vietnam, the Vietnamese Government, and people for their assistance to Laos in the past and at present.

At the commemoration, Vietnamese Ambassador to Laos Nguyen Manh Hung said Vietnam will do its utmost to follow Ho Chi Minh’s teaching of joining hands with Laos to consolidate their traditional friendship, solidarity, and comprehensive cooperation, driving their national development and protection and contributing to the region and the world.-VNA