Illustrative photo (Source: VNA)

Binh Thuan (VNA)
– The Party Committee of the south central province of Binh Thuan on November 9 honoured winners of a contest on exploring the history of the special ties between Vietnam and Laos in 2017.

Ho Trung Phuoc, head of the provincial Party Committee’s Commission for Information and Education, said that in four months from May, the contest received 5,843 entries from local officials, Party members and youngsters.

As many as 180 outstanding writings were chosen. One first, two second and three third prizes were presented to collectives. Meanwhile, in the individual category, one first, two second, three third and 10 consolidation prizes were also announced.

Vietnam and Laos have shared a special friendship and solidarity as well as long-lasting comprehensive cooperation. The two sides have walked hands in hands in both past struggle for independence and current national defence and construction.

Since the two countries set up their diplomatic relations 55 years ago, bilateral relations have flourished in both depth and width.

Last year, two-way trade reached over 800 million USD. The two sides have also focused on strengthening transportation connectivity and creating optimal conditions for each other in developing trade and investment.-VNA