Laos’ Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Bosengkham Vongdala on March 25 received Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Journalists’ Association Ma Dieu Cuong who is Laos for a working visit from March 24-30.

Cuong took the occasion to express his joy at seeing the rapid changes in Laos . He reported to the Lao minister the results of his talks with the Lao Journalists’ Association on their bilateral cooperation last year.

He said the two associations have stepped up their exchanges and sharing of experiences as well as worked together to cover activities during the Vietnam-Laos Friendship and Solidarity Year 2012, thus helping raise the masses’ awareness about the preservation and development of the special relationship between the two countries.

In the coming time, two sides will continue to strengthen their cooperation, particularly in professional activities from central to local levels.

For his part, the minister highly spoke of the effective help of the Vietnam Journalist Association.

He suggested that the two associations pay more attention to educating young people in the two countries’ special relations.-VNA