A company of 47 artists of the Lao National Art Troupe will pay a performing visit to Vietnam in the framework of the “Lao culture days in Vietnam ” programme from July 16-20.

This is one of the important cultural events to mark the Vietnam-Laos Friendship and Solidarity Year 2012 and the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries.

The company will join Vietnamese artists at the opening of the programme at the Hanoi Opera Theatre on July 17th, giving performances in a musical concert, dancing, modeling new fashion and singing many Vietnamese songs.

Lao artists will also sing a song composed by Lao musicians to praise President Ho Chi Minh.

The gathering is expected to feature special characteristics of Lao culture as well as highlight the special solidarity and friendship between Vietnam and Laos .

This year, the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Laos ’ Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism plan to organise simultaneously the Laos and Vietnamese culture days in both countries during five days.

The two events will include a series of activities such as works of art, acting performances, film screenings, exhibitions and workshops to promote culture and popular tourism destinations in both countries.-VNA