Vietnamese Ambassador to Singapore Nguyen Tien Minh shakes hands with Lao Ambassador to Singapore Khonepheng Thammavong (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - The embassies of Vietnam and Laos in Singapore joined hands to organise an evening get-together on July 1 to celebrate the 55th anniversary of Vietnam-Laos diplomatic relations (September 5) and 40 years of the signing of the Vietnam-Laos Friendship and Cooperation Treaty (July 18).

Speaking at the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to Singapore Nguyen Tien Minh reviewed the path that Vietnam and Laos have taken through together.

He stressed that the traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Laos have been thriving in all fields, contributing to the development of both nations as well as to promoting peace, security and cooperation in the region.

Minh said the upcoming anniversaries are occasions for Vietnamese and Lao people, particularly younger generations, to understand and foster the bilateral ties.

Lao Ambassador to Singapore Khonepheng Thammavong said he hopes the exchange will encourage young staff of the two embassies to try their best in boosting cooperation between their countries toward effective outcomes.

During the evening, Vietnamese and Lao signature music were performed on stage.

Earlier the same day, young personnel at the two embassies took part in a friendly football match.-VNA