Lao ministry hosts talk with students about Vietnam-Laos ties

NDO/VNA – The Lao Ministry of Education and Sports hosted a talk with students from various schools and the National University of Laos on the special ties between Laos and Vietnam on July 24.

The event was meant to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the signing of Treaty of Amity and Cooperation and the 55th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties.

Speaking at the event, former Lao Deputy Prime Minister SomsavatLengsavath reviewed milestones in bilateral ties and support that Vietnam has provided for Laos in the fields of politics, education, economy, transport, national defence and security.

He lauded the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation for bringing benefits to Laos, helping the country stay on track in pursuit of stability and development.

The former leader asked students and lecturers to bear in mind the tradition of special ties between Laos and Vietnam while continuing to foster the bilateral relationship.

Lao Deputy Minister of Education and Sports KongsySengmany said the special relationship shared between both countries has been a decisive factor for invictory of the two countries’ revolutions and a foundation for their strong development at present.

In an interview granted to Vietnam News Agency correspondents in Laos, Sengmany said over the past years, the Lao and Vietnamese Party and government have worked to enhance the tradition of bilateral special ties among Party members and people from all walks of life, particularly among younger generations.

In the near future, the Lao Ministry of Education and Sports will continue partnering with educational establishments nationwide to hold similar talks and exchanges with students on the occasion of the Laos – Vietnam Solidarity and Friendship Year 2017.

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