Deputy Minister Vuong Duy Bien presented certificates of merit to individuals and organisations for their contributions to the centre(Photo:VNA)

 

The Vietnamese Cultural Centre in Laos held a ceremony to celebrate its 20th founding anniversary on August 28 in Vientiane.

Addressing the event, Lao Deputy Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Buangan Saphuvong said the centre has served as a bridge to strengthening the traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries over the past 20 years.

Additionally, the centre has contributed to popularising the Vietnamese language and culture among Lao officials and people as well as meeting the demand for information of the Vietnamese community in the country, he added.

Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Culture, Sport and Tourism Vuong Duy Bien thanked the Lao government and people for creating favourable conditions for the centre to effectively operate over the past 20 years.

He expressed his hope for continue support to the centre.

On the occasion, the Vietnamese ministry presented certificates of merit to individuals and organisations for their contributions to the centre.-VNA