Members of the Vietnamese and Lao embassies in the Republic of Korea participate in their gathering (Photo: VNA)

Seoul (VNA) – The Vietnamese and Lao embassies in the Republic of Korea (RoK) organised a get-together in Seoul on July 15 to celebrate the two countries’ 55th diplomatic relations anniversary (September 5, 1962-2017) and 40 years of signing their Friendship and Cooperation Treaty (July 18, 1977-2017).

Speaking at the event, the Vietnamese and Lao ambassadors reviewed the development of Vietnam-Laos ties in five and a half decades.

They stressed that the relationship had been nurtured by generations of their leaders through different wartime periods when the two countries stood side by side to fight common enemies till final victories. 

Both sides agreed on the importance of the friendship in the current time for the development of each nation as well as for peace and security in the region and in the world.

It is necessary to educate the younger generations on the special partnership, they said, noting that there will be more joint projects between the two embassies in the future.

As part of the gathering, a friendly sport exchange and a concert took place.-VNA