HCM City (VNA) – The Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organisations (HCMUFO) and the Vietnam-Laos Friendship Association in the city on November 30 held a ceremony to mark the 42nd anniversary of Laos’ National Day (December 2).

Addressing the event, HCMUFO Vice President Nguyen Van Manh highlighted the close neighbourliness and special solidarity between Vietnam and Laos, as well as multi-faceted cooperation between HCM City and Lao localities.

HCM City will make every effort to promote the long-standing friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Laos, for the sake of the two countries’ people, and for peace, cooperation and progress in the region and the world, he said.

Lao Consul General in HCM City Somxay Sanamoune stressed valuable support of the Vietnamese Party, State and people, as well as HCM City to Laos over the past time.

Laos will join hands with Vietnam to maintain and boost the friendship, which is the invaluable asset shared by the two nations, he said.-VNA