VUFO Secretary General and Vice President Don Tuan Phong (R) and Somphan Phengkhammy, Lao National Assembly Vice Chairman (Source: dangcongsan.vn)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO), the Vietnam-Laos Friendship Association and its chapters at all levels will continue trying their utmost to nurture the friendship and special solidarity between the two countries, said a VUFO official.

VUFO Secretary General and Vice President Don Tuan Phong made the pledge when receiving Somphan Phengkhammy, National Assembly Vice Chairman and President of the Committee for Peace and Solidarity of Laos in Hanoi on August 22.

Phong informed the guest that the VUFO, the Vietnam-Laos Friendship Association and its chapters at all levels have held various activities to make the 55th anniversary of Vietnam-Laos diplomatic ties (September 5) and 40 years since the signing of the bilateral Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (July 18).

Soon, the Vietnamese side will welcome 40 members of Lao families that had protected Vietnamese soldiers during wartime to attend celebrations.

Somphan Phengkhammy, who is also Chairman of the Laos-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentarian Group, praised the activities held by the VUFO and the Vietnam-Laos Friendship Association as well as its chapters at all levels.

The Lao official expressed his hope that cooperation between his committee and Vietnam’s organisations will be deepened, helping consolidate the Vietnam-Laos friendship.-VNA