Friday, April 30, 2010

Friendship meeting for Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos

Source: Nhan Dan

A meeting on friendship and co-operation for the people of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos opened in Ho Chi Minh City on April 28.

A total of 154 delegates from the three countries, students and officials from Cambodia and Laos who are studying and working in Ho Chi Minh City and former Vietnamese soldiers who fought and worked in the other two countries are attending the four-day event.

Addressing the opening ceremony were Vu Mao, Head of the Vietnamese delegation and President of the Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Association; Men Sam An, Head of the Cambodian delegation, Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and President of the Cambodia-Vietnam Friendship Association; and Vilayvong Bouddakham, Head of the Lao delegation, Vice Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) and Vice President of the Laos-Vietnam Friendship Association. All were in accord that the meeting affirmed the international friendship and special solidarity among Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.

The meeting took place on the occasion of Vietnam’s celebration of the 35th anniversary of the liberation of Southern Vietnam and its national reunification.

Head of the Vietnamese delegation Vu Mao reminded attendees of the deep gratitude felt by the Vietnamese Party, State and people towards the Cambodian and Lao people for their sacrifice and valuable assistance to Vietnam’s national liberation.

This is an opportunity for the Cambodian and Lao peoples to celebrate the resplendent, historic milestone of 1975 in the war against US aggressors.

Within the framework of the meeting, the three countries’ delegates will pay courtesy visits to Vietnamese Party and State leaders, attend a seminar, go on a tour featuring Ho Chi Minh City’s socio-economic achievements and attend a meeting to mark the 35th anniversary of the liberation of Southern Vietnam and national reunification. (VNA)

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