Thua Thien-Hue (VNA) – Vietnam and Laos shared experience in religious affairs at a conference held in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on October 11.

Chairman of the Vietnamese Government’s Committee for Religious Affairs Vu Chien Thang said the event took place at a time when the two countries are celebrating the 55th founding anniversary of diplomatic ties.

The bilateral effective cooperation in various fields, including religious affairs, has contributed to maintaining political stability and boosting social, economic and cultural development in each country, he said.

The Vietnamese Government’s Committee for Religious Affairs will do its best to proactively and actively implement already signed agreements to further enhance the efficiency of bilateral cooperation in this sphere, Thang added.

At the conference, the two sides also shared experience in State management of religious activities.

Within the framework of the bilateral cooperation agreement on religious affairs for the 2014-2020 period, Vietnam and Laos have alternately sent nine high-level delegations to each other’s nation and jointly organised conferences to exchange religious experience for nearly 100 officials.

The Vietnamese committee also dispatched lecturers to share religious issues at training classes for Lao officials at the invitation of the Lao Front for National Construction.-VNA