The Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics and Public Administration (HCMA) organised a closing ceremony of a training course on external affairs for Lao Party officials, in Hanoi on Jan. 13.

Speaking at the graduation ceremony, HCMA Deputy Director Le Quoc Ly expressed his belief that after the course, the Lao officials will be able to use what they have learnt to serve international integration in their country and contributed to boosting the solidarity and friendship between the Parties, states and people of Vietnam and Laos .

The course has equipped the Lao officials with knowledge on international relations and foreign policies of big countries and Vietnam , as well as world geo-politics, protocol etiquette, external economy and international laws.

They were also updated on international situation and external activities in the current trend of globalisation./.