Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Vuong Duy Bien and Lao Deputy Minister of Culture, Information and Tourism Buangan Saphuvong inaugurate the exhibition (Photo:nhandan)
The 2015 Vietnam Culture Week began in Laos on August 28 on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Vietnam’s National Day and the 40th anniversary of Laos’.

The opening ceremony hosted Lao Deputy Prime Minister Somsavath Lengsavat and Minister of Culture, Information and Tourism Bosengkham Vongdala, and Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Vuong Duy Bien, and Vietnamese ambassador to Laos Nguyen Manh Hung.

Addressing the ceremony, Deputy Minister Vuong Duy Bien said the event helps promote cooperation in culture and tourism between Vietnam and Laos while improving mutual understanding and solidarity between the two peoples and honouring major anniversaries of the two countries.

Lao Deputy Minister of Culture, Information and Tourism Buangan Saphuvong lauded the significant role of the event in helping Lao nationals to gain a deeper understanding of Vietnam’s country and people while consolidating the special friendship between the two sides.

The week will feature a photo exhibition portraying the cultural life of Vietnam’s ethnic groups; the country’s landscapes, sea and islands; and the special ties between Vietnam and Laos; alongside art performances by Vietnamese artists.-VNA