On July 14, in Bien Hoa
City, the Provincial People's Committee held a Ceremony to celebrate the 60th Anniversary
of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Laos
(September 5, 1962 - September 5, 2022) and the 45th Anniversary of the signing
of the Vietnam - Laos Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation (July 18, 1977 -
July 18, 2022).
Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Ho Thanh Son presenting the
Provincial People's Committee’s Certificates of Merit to collectives and individuals with
outstanding achievements in promoting Vietnam - Laos relations.
At the Ceremony, there
was the attendance of Permanent Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party
Committee Ho Thanh Son and Vice Chairperson of the Provincial People's
Committee Nguyen Thi Hoang. On the Laos representatives, there were Mr. Amphay
Souvanhnaseng, Consul of the Lao People's Democratic Republic in Ho Chi Minh
City and Lao students studying in the province.
On behalf of the Party Committee - People's Council - People's Committee - Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of the province, Vice Chairperson of the Provincial People's Committee Nguyen Thi Hoang presenting congratulatory flowers to Mr. Amhay Souvanhnaseng, Consul of the Lao People's Democratic Republic in Ho Chi Minh City.
Speaking at the Ceremony, Vice Chairperson of the Provincial People's Committee Nguyen Thi Hoang emphasized that in 1962, Vietnam and Laos officially established diplomatic relations. Then, in 1977, the two parties signed the Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation between Vietnam and Laos, affirming their comradeship and brotherhood, committing to stand side by side in the cause of independence, peace and development. socio - economic development of each country.
Chairperson of the Provincial People's Committee Nguyen Thi Hoang presenting
gifts to Lao students studying in Dong Nai.
Along with the whole
country, Dong Nai has carried out many activities of Party diplomacy, State diplomacy
and people – to – people diplomacy in order to contribute to cultivating the
friendship between the two countries and their people. Since 2011, the
Provincial People's Committee has officially established and signed Memorandum
of Understanding with the Government of Champasak Province. The Provincial
People's Committee has organized 10 delegations to visit and work in Laos and financed
more than 4 billion VND. Dong Nai has received 13 delegations from Laos to
visit and work in the province. The province has awarded 205 scholarships to
Lao students to study at 9 Universities, Colleges and High Schools in the
province with a total amount of more than 30 billion VND. In addition, the
Vietnam - Laos Friendship Association of Dong Nai province has 33 branches and and
inter-branches at grassroots level with nearly 1,600 members, contributing to
becoming a bridge to tighten the solidarity and friendship between the two
countries and between Dong Nai and localities of Laos.
students performing repertoires at the Celebration.
Amphay Souvanhnaseng, the
people of the Lao tribes are eternally grateful to the soldiers and the
Vietnamese people who side by side fought with the Lao people against the most
powerful empires to regain independence and territorial integrity. Many of them
have sacrificed their bones and blood, their youth in Laos. Particularly during
the pandemic, Vietnam was the first country to assist Laos in the prevention
and control of the Covid-19. Currently, Vietnam is one of the largest investors
On this occasion, the
Provincial People's Committee awarded Certificates of Merit to 31 collectives
and individuals with outstanding achievements in promoting Vietnam - Laos
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