Son La gets ready for Vietnam-Laos diplomatic ties anniversary (Photo: VNA)
Son La (VNA) – The northern mountainous province of Son La has to date completed all preparations for the 55th anniversary of the Vietnam-Laos diplomatic ties scheduled for July 4-7.

Within the framework of the “Vietnam-Laos Friendship and Solidarity Year 2017”, Son La was assigned to host activities to celebrate this anniversary as well as to mark 40 years since the two countries signed a Treaty on Amity and Cooperation.

The activities include a ceremony to present the Vietnamese President’s insignia to leaders of 15 Lao provinces, the second Vietnam-Laos border cultural, sport and tourism festive day, the inauguration of the Vietnam-Laos revolutionary historical relic site in Lao Kho I hamlet, Phieng Khoai commune, Yen Chau district, and a seminar on operation experience of all-level People’s Councils.

To prepare for the events, the province held a film week on the Vietnam-Laos friendship and solidarity year, disseminate the time-honoured friendship between the two countries and cooperation between Son La and the northern Lao provinces on mass media, and hung panels on national highway No.6 from Van Ho district to Son La city and at the Long Sap and Chieng Khuong border gates, and the Vietnam-Laos revolutionary historical relic site.

The provincial police also prepared well to ensure security and order for the “Vietnam-Laos Friendship and Solidarity Year 2017” activities held in the localities.

Son La province shares a 250km border line with Laos. It has to date signed comprehensive cooperation agreements with eight northern provinces of Laos.-VNA