Delegates at the congress (Source: VNA)

Vientiane (VNA) – The Vietnamese Association in Vientiane, Laos reviewed its performance over the past five years and set out orientations for the 2018-2022 tenure during a congress on July 21.

During the past five-year term, the association has organised many community-based activities and promoted traditional Vietnamese culture in Laos, while constructively participating in activities launched by the Vietnamese Embassy in the country.

Of note, the association has paid attention to developing the Nguyen Du Lao-Vietnamese bilingual language school in Vientiane, with an increasing number of students, and better teaching and learning quality.

The congress elected a new nine-member executive board for the tenth tenure headed by Le Van Mui.

Bounna Phathounmavong, Director of Vientiane’s Department of Home Affairs, expressed his hope that the Vietnamese expats in Vientiane set example in observing Lao laws and help each other escape from poverty, contributing to the development of the Lao capital city.

Vietnamese Ambassador to Laos Nguyen Ba Hung voiced his wish that the association will reap more achievements in developing the Vietnamese community in Vientiane in particular and in Laos in general. -VNA