Vietnamese and Lao officials in a football match

Sixteen teams with over 250 athletes from Lao ministries and department as well as Vietnamese representative offices and businesses competed in football, badminton, and Chinese chess during the three-day event.

Vietnamese Ambassador to Laos Nguyen Ba Hung said the programme is expected to become an annual event to help further strengthen the great friendship, special solidarity, and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Laos.

Meanwhile, Lao Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Bounleua Phandanouvong and Lieutenant General Bounmy Sengkhamyong from the Lao Ministry of Public Security spoke highly of the event, which further tightens the close-knit relations between the two countries as well as helps young generations understand better about the bilateral special solidarity.

Source: VNA