Vietnam-Laos friendship exchange programme held in Quang Nam hinh anh 1Illustrative photo (Source: VNA)


Quang Nam (VNA) - A Vietnam-Laos friendship exchange programme was underway in Tam Ky city of the central province of Quang Nam on November 26.

The event, organised by the Quang Nam University in collaboration with the Vietnam Union Friendship Organisations, was to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Lao National Day (December 2).

Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Chin hailed Laos ’ achievements over the past 40 years, especially in socio-economic development and political stability, helping improve living conditions and raise the country’s position.

For his part, Lao Consul General in Da Nang city Khamsene Phommaseng reviewed outstanding outcomes of the two countries’ comprehensive cooperation in recent years. He stressed the need to raise awareness of the Vietnam-Laos special friendship among the two countries’ young generations.

He took this occasion to thank Quang Nam province for its support to Lao localities.

As part of the event, a photo exhibition themed Colours of Champa flowers and a talk between former Vietnamese volunteer soldiers in Laos and Lao students in Vietnam were also organised.

Since the 2006-2007 school year, Quang Nam has received and granted scholarships to students from the Lao provinces of Champasak and Sekong to study Vietnamese language and other majors.

As many as 54 Lao students have graduated from the Quang Nam University so far.-VNA