January 9, 2012
A cultural exchange “Vietnam-Laos solidarity, friendship and mutual development” between youths from Vietnam’s Phu Yen province and its twinned province of Savannakhet, Laos, was organized on January 7th at the Phu Yen provincial Museum of Vietnam.
The event included performances of traditional instruments of minority ethnic groups in the Central Highlands of Vietnam, folk songs and dances such as Lamvong dance of Laos, and exchange on the two countries’ culture and history.
The exchange also focused on the history of Vietnam-Laos relations; the special friendship between the two armies, two countries and two peoples, as well as achievements in national construction of the two countries in general and the two provinces in particular.
Addressing the event, the Secretary of the Savannakhet provincial youth union, Dr. Souphaphon Nanthanavon, said that the exchange clearly showed the determination of the Vietnamese and Lao Parties to preserve and promote the long-lasting Vietnam-Laos friendship, solidarity and cooperation, and believed that it would help boost the cooperation between Sanvannakhet’s and Phu Yen’s youths in the coming time.