Students from Laos ’ northern region found it a worthwhile experience being part of efforts to bolster friendship with Vietnam ’s northern province of Dien Bien.

During three days in Dien Bien, from April 22 to 24, students from Phongsaly, Luang Prabang and Oudomxay provinces took part in a sport competition and artistic performances with their local peers. These events, where barriers in language became a minor problem, have also helped participating students to understand more about the two countries’ culture and traditional customs./.