A friendly Vietnam-Laos exchange is underway in the Lao province of Khammouane and the central province of Nghe An from July 25-29 with Party and Government officials taking part.

The event is to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the August Revolution (August 19) and National Day (September 2) as well as the 40th anniversary of the Lao National Day (December 2) towards the National Party Congress of each country.

Attending the event were Lao Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Thoonglun Sisulith, Head of the Lao Party Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations Sunthon Saynhachac and his Vietnamese counterpart Hoang Binh Quan together with leaders of Nghe An and Khammouane provinces.

Participants engaged in sharing experiences and sports and music performances.

On the occasion, they also paid tribute to the late Presidents Ho Chi Minh and Kaysone Phomvihane at their relic sites in Khammouane, visited the Ho Chi Minh monument in Nghe An and presented gifts to war invalids and martyrs in the two provinces.-VNA