April 07, 2017 | 21:49 (GMT+7)
Lao, Cambodian students in Vietnam enjoy traditional festivals
Students from Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia have met at a series of exchanges in Ho Chi Minh City on April 6 to celebrate Laos’s Bun Pi May and Cambodia’s Chol Chnam Thmay New Year Festivals.
The activity is part of a programme to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam-Cambodia diplomatic ties, and the 55th anniversary of the Vietnam-Laos diplomatic ties.
The three countries’ students participated in sport competitions, cultural exchanges and traditional art performances, hosted by the municipal chapter of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union.
Nguyen Thi Thu, Vice Chairwoman of the HCM City People’s Committee said that various exchanges have been held regularly, creating opportunities for students to study new cultures.
She expressed her belief that the students will enhance the good relations of the countries, building prosperous nations and an ASEAN community of solidarity, peace and development.
At the event, Vietnamese students joined Lao and Cambodian friends in rituals to wish them prosperity for the New Year.
More than 14,000 Lao students study in Vietnam at present while nearly 4,000 Cambodian students are studying in Vietnam as of the start of 2017.