Prizes are awarded to winners of the contest on Vietnam-Laos special relations in Soc Trang province (Photo: VNA)

Soc Trang (VNA) – Some 12,535 entries enlightening Vietnam-Laos special relations have been sent to a contest on studying the history of the bilateral ties held by the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang.

The contest, launched in July, was organised to mark 55th anniversary of diplomatic relations (September 5, 1962-2017) and 40th anniversary of the signing of the Vietnam-Laos Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (July 18, 1977-2017).

The entries highlighted significant roles of President Ho Chi Minh, President Kaysone Phomvihane, President Souphanouvong and senior leaders of the two Parties and Governments in the developing the bilateral relations in the past five decades.

They also told stories of solidarity between the two nations in the past struggle for independence as well as the current development.

The first prize was presented to the youth union of the provincial police while the second and third prizes belonged to the Soc Trang city Party Committee’ commission for information and education and the trade union of the provincial health sector, respectively.

Thirty five outstanding entries were also awarded certificates of merit.-VNA