Lao and Thai students at Vinh University in the central province of Nghe An on April 12 celebrated their traditional New Year festivals - Bun Pi May and Songkran.

This is the 11 th year the university, which has nearly 370 students from Laos and Thailand , has organised New Year meetings for the students.

With special art performances staged by Vietnamese, Lao and Thai students, the event helped strengthen friendship between Vietnam and the two countries.

At the meeting, the Lao Embassy presented certificates of merits to 40 Lao students who have made outstanding academic achievements.

On this occasion, Vinh University also granted certificates of merits or scholarships to 18 overseas students.-VNA