A meeting full of warm sentiment and an atmosphere of brotherhood between former staff of the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) and their colleagues from the Laos News Agency – Khaosan Pathet Lao (KPL) took place on Apr. 12 in Vientiane.

This is part of activities for Vietnam-Laos Friendship Year 2012, aiming to boost solidarity and cooperation between the two news agencies.

At the meeting, KPL General Director Khamsen Vongsa said this event reflects the close relationship and brotherhood between the two agencies.

He said KPL staff has expected this event for days and they were excited to meet their brothers, colleagues and teachers who once worked and fought with them to report the most updated news in the war.

Khamsen Vongsa said KPL will forever treasure the effective help of VNA, particularly its former reporter and specialist staff over the years.

Speaking at the event, former KPL General Director, who is also former Deputy Minister of Information and Culture, recalled memories of tough times Vietnamese and Lao reporters spent together in the war.

He expressed his belief that the fine sentiment and brotherhood between VNA and KPL will never fade.

On behalf of the Vietnamese delegation, Nguyen The Nghiep thanked the Lao side for their warm welcome. He reminisced about his memories when working beside KPL colleagues to fulfil tasks, despite difficult conditions in the war.

During the meeting, the VNA delegation presented KPL with several precious photos of KPL former reporters and leaders taken during wartime.-VNA