Vietnam, Laos step up museum cooperation hinh anh 1The inauguration of President Ho Chi Minh commemorative site in Laos  (Photo: VNA)

 Vietnam and Laos will expand collaboration in museum development from 2016-2017 as stipulated in the agreement signed between the Ho Chi Minh Museum and Kaysone Phomvihane Museum in Vientiane on August 1.

Accordingly, two sides will work together to organise scientific workshops on Lao revolutionary relic sites in Vietnam and President Ho Chi Minh relic sites in Laos, collect documents and items related to Prince Suphanuvong and exchange research materials about President Ho Chi Minh, President Kaysone Phomvihane and President Suphanovong.

The collaboration also covers exhibition projects at the commemorative house of Lao students in northern Bac Giang province as well as proposal on the preservation of relic site related to Kaysone Phomvihane in Vietnam.

The two sides will focus on scientific research and gathering documents for specific stages of historical events, providing younger generations with a deeper understanding of their leaders’ contributions to the country, Deputy Head of the Party Central Committee Office Souvandy Sisavath, who is also responsible for the Kaysone Phomvihane Museum, told a Vietnam News Agency reporter.

Under the collaboration framework from 2014-2015, the two museums completed repairs of the Kaysone Phomvihane Museum and construction of a commemorative site for President Ho Chi Minh in Savannakhet province while conducting studies on revolutionary relic sites in both countries.-VNA