Vietnamese language speaking contest held for Lao students

Monday, 2017-11-27 11:43:29
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NDO/VNA – Eleven teams of Lao students competed in an elocution contest in Vietnamese, on Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi and the friendship between Vietnam and Laos, on November 26.|

The event, the first of its kind, hosted by the Vietnam – Laos Friendship Association (VLFA), the Hanoi chapter of the association, and the Foreign Trade University, aims to mark the 42nd National Day of Lao (December 2).

The event was attended by Tran Van Tuy, VLFA President, his Lao counterpart, Vilayvong Bouddakham, as well as 39 delegates from 17 Lao localities and Lao Ambassador to Vietnam Thongsavanh Phomvihane.

Addressing the event, VLFA President Tran Van Tuy expressed his delight at the achievements that Laos has gained over the past 42 years, believing that under the leadership of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party the country will continue to reap even greater success.

He expressed his hope that the event would enhance the understanding between Vietnamese and Laos students, therefore helping to consolidate the special friendship that exists between the two countries.

For his part, the Lao Ambassador described 2017 as an important milestone in the Vietnam – Laos relationship, stating that it marks the Vietnam-Laos Solidarity and Friendship Year 2017, the 55th anniversary of Vietnam – Laos diplomatic ties and the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Vietnam-Laos Treaty on Amity and Cooperation.

Vimonsa Phasavat from the Friendship 80 school won the special prize, worth VND 4 million ( US$ 176) in cash, while two first prizes, worth VND 3 million ( US$132) each went to Palami Phashoukxayngam and Souphapone Xaysongkham from the University of Mining and Geology and the Foreign Trade University, respectively.

On the occasion, VLFA President Tran Van Tuy presented VND 400 million of donations raised in order to build a charity house for a mother in Phon village, Lamam district, in the southern province of Sekong, who gave her milk to an exhausted Vietnamese soldier who was facing death from malaria some 40 years ago.