Lao delegation in Tuyen Quang in 2012 (Source: VNA)
Hoa Binh (VNA) - A delegation of Lao officials visited a relic that witnessed the preparatory meeting of the second Congress of the Lao People’s Party (now the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party) in the northern mountainous province of Hoa Binh on December 12.

The delegation was led by Vilayvong Bouddakham, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Youth Union and Vice President of the Laos-Vietnam Friendship Association.

During the tour, they learned about the support that the provincial authorities and people offered to their Lao fellows during the war from March-December 1971, including training in Party and political work, and mass mobilisation.

During the preparatory meeting, the Congress agreed to change the name of the Lao People’s Party to the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party.

With such historical value, the relic has been recognised as the national historic site by the Vietnam Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

The tour is part of an activity from December 10-17 to highlight the footprints of Laos’ late President Kaysone Phomvihane in Vietnam.-VNA