Vietnam and Laos established their diplomatic ties in 1962. Photo for illustration: crossed-flag-pins.com

Addressing the event, Lao Consul General in Da Nang city Khamsene Phommaseng stressed that Quang Nam was among Vietnamese localities that provided great help to Lower Lao provinces during the war for national liberation.

Tam Vinh commune in the province’s Phu Ninh district housed the Lower Lao Resistance Base from 1948 to 1954, which provided the safe shelter for Lao revolutionary armed forces and Vietnamese voluntary soldiers. 

Vice Chairman of Quang Nam province’s People’s Committee Le Van Thanh recalled that the province had 304 volunteer soldiers who fought in Lower Laos during Laos’s resistance wars for national independence.

At present, Quang Nam has maintained close relations with its twinning Sekong province. The province’s tertiary education establishments have trained hundreds of Lao students.

On the occasion, the organizers of the friendship exchange - Quang Nam’s Vietnam-Laos Friendship Association and Phu Ninh district’s People’s Committee - presented 10 scholarships to Lao students studying in the province and 30 scholarships to local needy children.

Source: VNA