A Vietnamese delegation led by Bui The Duc, Deputy Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Popularisation and Education and their Lao counterparts discussed the contest on history of the Vietnam – Laos relations in Vientiane on Apr. 9.

The event is part of activities to celebrate the Vietnam - Laos Friendship and Solidarity Year 2012, the 50 th anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic ties and the 35 th anniversary of the signing of Amity and Cooperation Treaty.

The contest will feature the two countries’ close relations, the role played by Presidents Ho Chi Minh, Kaysone Phomvihane and Souphanouvong and other high-ranking leaders in fostering bilateral ties, important achievements made by the two nations as well as responsibilities for preserving and upholding sentiments between the two peoples .

The same day, the Lao Party Central Committee Secretary and Head of the Party Central Committe ’s Commission for Propaganda and Training Chueang Sombounkhan received the visiting delegation.

Their visit will last until Apr. 10.-VNA