More than 13,000 copies on the history of Vietnam-Laos relations, compiled from 1930 to 2007, were presented to Laos on August 24, as a present from the Ho Chi Minh National Political Publishing House.

Speaking at the presentation ceremony in Vientiane , Cheung Sombounkhan, Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party Central Committee and head of its Commission for Propaganda and Training, thanked the Vietnamese Party and State for the meaningful gift, as part of activities to celebrate important events of the two countries in 2012.

He stressed that the book consists of precious documents which vividly describe the history of Vietnam and Laos , reflecting the sound relationship between the two countries.

Deputy Director of the Ho Chi Minh National Political Publishing House Hoang Phong Ha expressed his gratitude towards the Lao side for their close coordination in the compilation of the books.

The book objectively looks through the special relationship between Vietnam and Laos during 1930-2007 period and is expected to lift the two countries’ bilateral ties to a new height, practically celebrating the Vietnam-Laos Friendship and Solidarity Year of 2012, Ha added./.