The Vietnam-Laos Friendship Association of Thai Nguyen province held a joint meeting on November 27 with the Lao Embassy in Vietnam and Lao students studying in the province.

The meeting was held to mark the 38th anniversary of Laos National Day which falls on December 2.

Delegates at the event recalled the time-honoured solidarity between the two countries, which had been nurtured by late presidents Ho Chi Minh and Kaysone Phomvihane.

During previous wars in Laos, Thai Nguyen sent over 7,000 soldiers to help the country’s revolution.

Representatives from the Lao Embassy expressed thanks to provincial authorities for allowing more than 400 students to learn in the province.

Provincial leaders asked the Lao Embassy to bridge cooperation between Thai Nguyen and Lao provinces, contributing to the two nations’ special friendship.-VNA