Libraries of Vietnam’s northern mountainous province of Lao Cai and Hekou district of China’s Yunnan province exchanged 100 books featuring their locality and people and industrial and tourism potential and advantages on May 26.

According to Deputy Director of the Lao Cai provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Thi To Uyen, the book exchange has been organised for six years, following a memorandum of understanding between the department and Hekou’s Broadcasting, Culture and Sport Bureau.

To date, a total of 1,200 books have been presented, Uyen said.

The activity aims to promote mutual understanding as well as boosting the study and exchange of culture of people along the border. It is also one of the events to celebrate the 65th anniversary of Vietnam-China diplomatic ties.-VNA