A performance at the closing ceremony (Source: VNA)
Vientiane (VNA) – Activities held during the Vietnamese- Lao youth friendship meeting 2016 have contributed to consolidating the special friendship and solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries.

The remark was made by Khampha Phimasone, Deputy Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Youth Union at the programme’s closing ceremony in the Lao province of Salavane on July 10.

The programme also reaffirmed the two youth unions’ determination to maintain and develop the bilateral ties in a more intensive and extensive manner, he stated.

Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCMCYU) Central Committee Nguyen Long Hai said that in the past six days, the Vietnamese delegation took part in a lot of meaningful activities, seeing the attention paid by Laos’s local authorities to the Laos-Vietnam youth cooperation, as well as the Lao youth union’s bigger role in encouraging young people to get involved in the nation building.

Vietnamese youths also got experiences of warm welcome from the Lao officials and people, while gaining deeper understanding of the rich traditional culture owned by the host country, Hai added.

The exchange programme took place in the three Lao provinces of Savannakhet, Champasak and Salavane from July 5-10.

On the morning of July 10, the two nations’ youths paid tribute to Lao hero Ong Keo at his monument and participated in the National Fish Releasing Day celebration to commemorate Prince Souphanouvong’s birth anniversary (July 13).-VNA