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3/12/2018 2:26:16 PM

Vietnam-Laos friendship meeting celebrates Bunpimay New Year

The Vietnam-Laos Friendship Association (VLFA) hosted a Vietnam-Laos Friendship Meeting to celebrate the Bunpimay New Year festival in Hanoi, on March 11.

Delegates at the meeting. (Photo: VNF/Phuong Mai)

At the meeting, the VLFA President Tran Van Tuy conveyed good wishes and congratulations to the staff of the Lao embassy in Vietnam and the Lao students on the Lao traditional New Year festival.

He also emphasised the significance of the Vietnam-Laos, Laos-Vietnam Friendship and Solidarity Year in 2017 which was considered as a great milestone in their bilateral relations, contributing to reinforcing the traditional friendship between the two countries.

During the year, the two sides celebrated the 55th anniversary of their diplomatic ties and 40 years of the Treaty on Friendship and Cooperation.

The two sides have exchanged 300 delegations, while working together to implement all of the signed agreements and cooperation programmes and plans, thus lifting the ties to a new height.

Speaking at the meeting, Lao Ambassador Thongsavanh Phomvihane thanked the VLFA for organising this meaningful meeting.

Activities held during the Vietnam-Laos Friendship and Solidarity Year 2017 have helped educate youths on the close relationship between the two countries and have raised their awareness of the responsibility to preserve and promote the special ties, he noted./.

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