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Dien Bien (VNA) – A two-day exchange for Vietnamese and Lao youth was held in the northern mountainous province of Dien Bien on December 9-10. 

The activity looked to foster the friendship between the provincial chapter of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union and the Lao People’s Revolutionary Youth Unions of the Lao northern provinces of Luang Prabang, Oudomxay and Phongsaly. 

During a seminar held as part of the exchange, Secretary of the provincial chapter of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Mua A Vang highlighted the traditional friendship, the special solidarity and the comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Laos, which were founded by Presidents Ho Chi Minh and Kaysone Phomvihane and nurtured by generations of the two nations. 

Over the past years, the youth of Dien Bien and the Lao localities have jointly conducted a wide range of practical activities to support each other. 

Lao representatives called on the host to provide more support in personnel training and assist Lao students currently studying in Dien Bien. 

The two sides signed the cooperation minutes covering experience sharing, cross-border crime prevention, and trade cooperation. 

The Lao delegation took part in sport games and art performances and visited the Dien Bien Phu Victory historical sites during their stay.-VNA