Vietnam-Lao Special Friendship Festival opens

A festival to mark 56th anniversary of Vietnam-Laos diplomatic ties and 41 years of signing bilateral Amity and Cooperation Treaty was held in Dien Bien province on Saturday.

In his opening remarks, Hoang Vinh Bao, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications and the Chief Organizer, said that the festival themed Vietnam-Lao Special Friendship offers an opportunity to promote the image of Vietnam and strengthen the traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Laos: This is the festival of border provinces. It's also an opportunity to strengthen external relations information in border areas and raise the sense of responsibility for effective border management among relevant agencies, localities, and border people. With various practical activities, the festival promises to enhance unity between people living in border areas.

At the ceremony, leaders of the Lao Embassy in Vietnam and the Dien Bien Provincial People's Committee highlighted the development of bilateral ties.

Source: VOV5