Photo exhibition highlights Vietnam-Laos traditional relations

Vietnamese and Lao youths at the exhibition (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – A photo exhibition
featuring the traditional friendship and special solidarity between Vietnam and
Laos opened in Hanoi on July 18.

The event is part of the activities to mark the
55th founding anniversary of Vietnam-Laos diplomatic ties (September 5, 1962)
and 40 years of signing the bilateral Treaty on Amity and Cooperation (July 18,

Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign
Minister Pham Binh Minh and Lao Vice President Phankham Viphavanh cut the
ribbon to kick off the event.

On display are nearly 40 photos, documents,
books and objects reflecting the building and development of the special
relations between Vietnam and Laos through historical periods, especially from
1962 to 2017.

The exhibition is divided into three parts with
the first one highlighting the history of Vietnam-Laos relationship and the
establishment of the diplomatic ties.

The second part focuses on Vietnam-Laos special
solidarity in the cause of national building and development (1977-1986),
especially the bilateral Treaty on Amity and Cooperation, and bilateral cooperation
in the first years of addressing war consequences.

The third part captures visits by leaders of the
two countries’ Parties and States to elevate the bilateral cooperation to a new
height across politics, external affairs, security, defense, economics,
culture, society, education and training.

The exhibition will run until September 15,

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