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Vientiane (VNA) – A large number of literature and art works featuring the solidarity between Vietnam and Laos were honoured at a ceremony in Vientiane on March 20.

In early 2017, the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People’s Army launched a campaign encouraging the creation of literature and art works depicting Vietnam-Laos fighting solidarity. The event aimed to celebrate the Vietnam-Laos Friendship and Solidarity Year 2017.

The organising board received 479 entries in literature work, songs, propaganda posters, and news photos from 185 Lao authors. And, the Lao authors earned four A prizes, 8 B prizes, 12 C prizes and 16 consolation prizes.

Speaking at the ceremony, Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Trong Nghia, Deputy Director of the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People’s Army described the time-honoured relations between Vietnam Laos as a special, reliable relationship and a valuable asset of both nations.

Under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam and the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party, the two countries’ people always stood shoulder by shoulder and supported each other in the nation-building and development process, he stressed.

Nghia urged the General Departments of Politics of the two countries’ armies to coordinate in building a plan for publishing the award-winning works.
 
For his part, Major General Vantyhong Kongman, Deputy Director of Laos’s General Department of Politics highlighted the significance of the campaign, saying that it helped young people of the two countries to understand more about the Vietnam-Laos special relationship in general and the fighting solidarity between the two armies. -VNA