Vietnamese and Lao youths at the exhibition (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)
– A photo exhibition featuring the traditional friendship and special solidarity between Vietnam and Laos opened in Hanoi on July 18.
The event is part of the activities to mark the 55th founding anniversary of Vietnam-Laos diplomatic ties (September 5, 1962) and 40 years of signing the bilateral Treaty on Amity and Cooperation (July 18, 1977).

Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and Lao Vice President Phankham Viphavanh cut the ribbon to kick off the event.
 
On display are nearly 40 photos, documents, books and objects reflecting the building and development of the special relations between Vietnam and Laos through historical periods, especially from 1962 to 2017.

The exhibition is divided into three parts with the first one highlighting the history of Vietnam-Laos relationship and the establishment of the diplomatic ties.

The second part focuses on Vietnam-Laos special solidarity in the cause of national building and development (1977-1986), especially the bilateral Treaty on Amity and Cooperation, and bilateral cooperation in the first years of addressing war consequences.

The third part captures visits by leaders of the two countries’ Parties and States to elevate the bilateral cooperation to a new height across politics, external affairs, security, defense, economics, culture, society, education and training.

The exhibition will run until September 15, 2017.-VNA