At the working session (Source: VNA)

Vientiane (VNA) – The Buddhist sanghas of Vietnam and Laos should further promote their cooperation in the coming time, thus deepening the relations between the two countries, said Most Venerable Ngon Damlongboun, new President of the Lao Buddhist Fellowship Organisation (LBFO).

The LBFO President made the suggestion during a December 21 working session with representatives from the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) Central Committee who are in Laos to attend a cremation ceremony for the late LBFO President, Most Venerable Phramaha Phong Samaleuk, who passed away on October 7.

The host thanked the Vietnamese guests for their sympathy for the LBFO and Lao Buddhist followers, affirming that this shows a special relationship between the two countries in general and its Buddhist organisations in particular.

Most Venerable Thich Thien Nhon, the VBS’s Executive Council President, said the two nations’ Buddhist sanghas have always cooperated with and supported each other in many fields in recent years. He added that they will work closely to spur their links in the future, contributing to tightening the bilateral ties.

On the occasion, Most Venerable Nhon presented 100,000 USD as a gift from the VBS to the LBFO to build schools.-VNA