Leaders of northern Tuyen Quang province host a meeting for Lao Front for National Construction Vice President Nhotkeomany Suphanuvong and her entourage on March 28-29. (Photo: VNA)

Tuyen Quang (VNA) – Officials from the Lao Front for National Construction (LFNC) have asked Vietnam in general and northern Tuyen Quang province to help Laos in collecting Lao artifacts and old documents during its revolutionary time.

LFNC Vice President Nhotkeomany Suphanuvong and her entourage made the requests at their meetings with leaders of northern Tuyen Quang province during their visit to the locality on March 28-29.

During the meetings, the two sides exchanged experience in history studies and museology. During the anti-French struggle, Vietnam and Laos together fought to free their brothers and liberate the two countries, said Deputy Secretary of the provincial Party’s Committee Nguyen Hong Thang. The Lao revolutionary memorial complex in My Bang, Yen Son district, Tuyen Quang is an evidence of the special Vietnam-Laos relations and friendship, he added.

Thang gave his guest an overview of cooperation between Tuyen Quang and Lao localities in the areas of agriculture and rural development, industry, trade, culture-tourism, and education. Tuyen Qang has offered scholarships for 23 students from Xiangkhouang to study in Tan Trao University. The Vietnamese province will continue providing scholarships in short-term vocational training courses for 10 students from Xiangkhouang this April.

Nhotkeomany Suphanuvong, for her part, said her visit to Vietnam aims to strengthen the long-standing ties between the two countries. She briefly updated Tuyen Quang’s leaders on Laos’s recent socio-economic development, saying the LFNC has played a part in uniting Lao people from different ethnic minority groups and religions for the national building.

She thanked Tuyen Quang for preserving the Lao revolutionary memorial complex and hoped that the LFNC would learn from theory and practices of the Vietnam Fatherland Front.-VNA