The Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics and Public Administration (HCMA) held a ceremony in Hanoi on November 6 to conclude the 2012 teacher training course for lecturers at Lao provincial political and administration colleges of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRD).

The Lao trainees studied Marxism-Leninism theory, Ho Chi Minh ideology, the policies of Vietnam’s Communist Party as well as the country’s goals and ways to socialism.

They also updated various issues related to the era, market economy, culture, socialism, state jurisdiction, and national defence and security strategies.

The Lao trainees also made many fact-finding tours to different provinces in Vietnam to raise their experiences and skills.

On returning to Laos, they are expected to apply their knowledge and experience in their work and contribute to boosting the special relationship between the two countries.-VNA