General Secretary and President of Laos Bounnhang Volachith welcomes Vietnamese children (Photo: VNA)
Vientiane (VNA) – General Secretary and President of Laos Bounnhang Volachith has called on Vietnamese and Lao youngsters to join hands to nurture the special rapports between the two countries.

He made the appeal at a meeting with 20 outstanding Vietnamese children led by Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCMCYU) Central Committee Nguyen Long Hai in Vientiane on December 9.

The friendly exchange between young generations is the most vivid demonstration of the bilateral traditional friendship, special solidarity, and comprehensive cooperation, he said.

Hai said during the visit to Laos from December 4-10, Vietnamese children engaged in numerous activities, which helped them understand better about the close-knit and time-honoured relations between the two countries’ Parties, States and peoples.

Such exchanges created excellent opportunities for the youngsters to understand the mutual understanding, trust, and faithful relationship between Vietnam and Laos, he added.

Earlier, Vietnamese children joined art and sports exchanges with their peers from Bolikhamxay province and Vientiane.

On the occasion, the HCMCYU department for children and its counterpart from the Lao People’s Revolutionary Youth Union signed a Memorandum of Understanding on implementing friendship activities in 2016-2017.-VNA