|Old friends: CPV General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng and LPRP General Secretary and President of Laos Bounnhang Vorachith attend an exhibition featuring Việt Nam-Laos relations. — VNA/VNS Photo|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee, Nguyễn Phú Trọng, and General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee and President of Laos, Bounnhang Vorachith, attended an exhibition featuring Việt Nam-Laos relations in Hà Nội on Wednesday.
The event was hosted by the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) and the CPV Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations to mark the Việt Nam-Laos Friendship and Solidarity Year 2017.
VNA General Director Nguyễn Đức Lợi and head of the commission Hoàng Bình Quân, both CPV Central Committee members, welcomed the two Party chiefs and senior leaders of Việt Nam and Laos and introduced the photos featuring the bilateral relations.
The exhibits include 55 photos by VNA journalists, capturing historical moments of the friendship and solidarity between Việt Nam and Laos, and reflecting the co-operation between the two nations in politics, socio-economy, culture and security-national defence during the past struggle for national liberation and the current cause of national construction and protection.
They also feature a meeting between late Presidents Hồ Chí Minh and Souphanouvong in the Việt Bắc Northern Liberated Zone, a talk between late Presidents Hồ Chí Minh and Kaysone Phomvihane, delegation exchanges of the two countries’ leaders over the years, jointly signed co-operation agreements and achievements by each nation.
The event marks the 55th anniversary of Việt Nam-Laos diplomatic ties and the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Việt Nam-Laos Treaty on Amity and Co-operation.
Earlier, the Lao General Secretary and President and his delegation laid wreaths at the Monument to War Heroes and Martyrs and paid tribute to President Hồ Chí Minh at his mausoleum. — VNS