Quang Tri (VNA) – The Party Committee of Quang Tri province on October 19 presented awards to 11 groups and 23 individuals who have won a competition on the history of Vietnam – Laos relations.

The Party Committee of Vinh Linh district won the first prize of the group category, while Le The Hung from the provincial Department of Science and Technology topped the individual category.

Launched in last June, the contest drew 82,395 submissions, of which 50,000 came from students and pupils across the province.

This year, Vietnam and Laos celebrate the 55th anniversary of their bilateral diplomatic ties and the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Vietnam-Laos Treaty of Amity and Cooperation.-VNA