Competition on Vietnam-Laos relations history launched hinh anh 1National flags of Vietnam and Laos. (Source: Internet)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Party Central Committee’s Information and Education Commission launched a competition on history of the Vietnam-Laos relationship at a press conference in Hanoi on April 18.

As part of activities to mark the 55th anniversary of Vietnam-Laos diplomatic ties (September 5, 1962-2017), the move aims to promote popularisation and raise public awareness, especially that of young people, of the Vietnam-Laos special friendship.

Deputy Head of the Commission Pham Van Linh said this is a practical activity to respond to the Vietnam-Laos Friendship and Solidarity Year 2017, contributing to tightening the bilateral ties and fighting hostile forces’ acts to distort the history of the Vietnam-Laos special solidarity and friendship.

The organising board said multiple-choice questions will be available on the website:, while questions for writing will be given by the Information and Education Magazine under the commission.

The multiple-choice questions will be conducted every week, beginning from May 2 through December 22. Meanwhile, the time for the writing contest will be from October 1-31.

Overseas Vietnamese and Lao, and foreigners are encouraged to join the contest.

The awarding ceremony was slated for December this year.-VNA