At the exchange to review the Vietnam-Laos and Laos-Vietnam Solidarity and Friendship Year 2017.
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Phnom Penh (VNA) – An exchange was held by the Lao Embassy in Cambodia on January 27 to review the Vietnam-Laos and Laos-Vietnam Solidarity and Friendship Year 2017.

The event drew the participation of staff from the Vietnamese and Lao Embassies and students of both sides in Cambodia.

Vietnamese Ambassador to Cambodia Vu Quang Minh thanked Lao Ambassador Prasith Sayasith for organising such a meaningful event. He affirmed that Vietnam and Laos have a special friendship which is rare in the international diplomatic ties.

Prasith Sayasith, for his part, stressed that the exchange aimed to mark the conclusion of successful solidarity and friendship year which was organised to mark the 55th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties and 40 years of the Treaty on Friendship and Cooperation.

He congratulated staff of the Vietnamese Embassy and the Vietnamese community in Cambodia on Vietnam’s traditional new year holiday.

After the opening ceremony, participants joined in friendship competitions of badminton, table-tennis and petanque as well as enjoyed art performance and traditional cuisine.-VNA