Presenting certificates to outstanding individuals. Photo: VNA
The contest was part of activities in celebration of the 55th anniversary of the establishment of the Vietnam-Laos diplomatic relations (September 5, 1962) and the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Vietnam-Laos Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (July 18, 1977).

After two months, the jury received 12,535 entries featuring the traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries through historical periods, the roles of President Ho Chi Minh, President Kaysone Phomvihane, President Souphanouvong and other senior leaders of the two Parties and States during the development of the special relationship of Vietnam and Laos. Among the entries, several from war veterans recalled unforgettable memories between the two peoples during their national construction and defense cause.

At the ceremony, the organizing panel handed over five prizes to excellent groups and 35 certificates of merit to outstanding individuals.

Translated by Trung Thanh