The Commission for Information and Training under the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party Central Committee held a ceremony in Vientiane on May 10 to launch a collection of books on the history of Vietnam and Laos’ special relationship during the period 1930-2007.

Speaking at the event, Vice President of Laos Bunnhang Volachit said the collection provides valuable documentation on the history of the bilateral ties between Vietnam and Laos.

It was first initiated by President Ho Chi Minh and President Kaysone Phomvihane and fostered by later generations of Party and State leaders and the peoples of both countries.

The relationship has become a shining example of international relations, he said, adding that both countries continue to protect and promote their special relationship and comprehensive cooperation.

The collection includes various works, including the History of Vietnam-Laos and Laos-Vietnam Special Relationship (1930 to 2007); Party and State Documents; Chronicles of Events; Memoirs; a Pictorial Book and a documentary film entitled ‘The Epic of Vietnam-Laos Relationship’.

The books summarise, in an objective and vivid manner, an important period in the special relationship between the two Parties and two States. It also reflects the aspirations of officials, soldiers and the peoples of both countries.

Vietnamese Ambassador to Laos Ta Minh Chau said he believes that this historical collection, plus the activities to celebrate the Vietnam-Laos Year of Solidarity and Friendship 2012, will deepen bilateral ties and raise the traditional friendship and special solidarity that lies between Vietnam and Laos to a new level.

He stated that the Vietnamese Party, State and people are always grateful to Laos for its whole-hearted support and will do their utmost to foster the special friendship that lies between the two nations./.