The Nguyen Du Vietnamese-Lao Bilingual School in Vientiane, Laos, commenced the 2014 - 2015 school year with an official ceremony held on September 5.

Addressing the ceremony, the school’s head teacher Truong Van The said this school year a total of 1,920 students enrol at the school, which teach in both Vietnamese and Lao languages under an agreement between the governments of the two countries.

The school, run by the Association of Vietnamese in Vientiane , will continue to nurture in its students the love for their homeland and respect for the special friendship between Vietnam and Laos, he added.

Formerly the Viet Kieu (Overseas Vietnamese) Nguyen Du School, the school is re-named the Nguyen Du Bilingual School this year. It has classes from preschool to senior high education levels.-VNA