Association contributes to Vietnam-Laos relations hinh anh 1An art performance at the congress (Photo: VNA)

Thai Nguyen (VNA)
- The Vietnam-Laos Friendship Association in Vietnam’s northern mountainous province of Thai Nguyen on October 26 held its third congress, with the participation of 250 delegates representing more than 13,000 members of the association.

The congress put forth major tasks for the association for the 2019-2024 tenure, focusing on the communication work to popularise guidelines and policies of the Party and State about the Vietnam-Laos special relationship and comprehensive cooperation.

The association will also encourage its members and residents of the two countries to engage in friendship activities, and promote cooperation between Thai Nguyen and some Lao localities.

Since 2010, over 20 businesses from Thai Nguyen have invested in infrastructure, services-tourism and economic development in Laos.

The Vietnamese province also receives more than 300 Lao students each year who come to study and conduct research studies in local universities and colleges.

The congress elected a new 41-member executive board for the 2019-2024 period, headed by Nguyen Doan Kinh./.