Winners of contest on Vietnam-Laos relations history announced

Wednesday, 2017-12-20 16:53:20
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Vietnamese Politburo member and Head of the PCC’s Commission for Communication and Education Vo Van Thuong and head of the LPRPCC’s Commission for Information and Education Kikeo Khaykhamphithoun present awards to first prize winners. (Credit: vietnamnet.vn)
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NDO – A ceremony was held in Hanoi on December 20 to honour the winners of the contest on the history of the Vietnam-Laos special relationship.

The event was attended by Politburo member, Secretary of Party Central Committee (PCC) and Head of the PCC’s Commission for Communication and Education Vo Van Thuong, along with Kikeo Khaykhamphithoun, Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party Central Committee (LPRPCC) and head of the LPRPCC’s Commission for Information and Education.

According to Deputy Head of the Vietnamese PCC’s Commission for Communication and Education Pham Van Linh, the contest was officially launched on April 18 with two forms: multi-choice questions and writing.

In the writing category, the organising board presented one first, two second, five third and 15 consolation prizes to 23 units as well as one first, one second, five third and 20 consolation prizes to 32 individuals.

In addition, 84 of the most outstanding contestants were honoured in the multi-choice questions event, including 28 first, 28 second and 28 third prizes.

For 28 weeks, more than 307,000 people answered the multi-choice questions, meanwhile the organising board received over 2,000 outstanding writings from all provinces and cities around the country.

The entries closely followed the rules and the theme of the contest, highlighting the history and development of the Vietnam-Laos special solidarity and friendship.

In addition to the special memories on the support between Vietnamese and Lao armies during the resistance wars in the past, the solidarity between the two countries’ people during the peacetime was reflected in the writings and questions.

The contest was part of activities to respond to the Vietnam – Laos Solidarity and Friendship Year 2017, mark the 55th anniversary of Vietnam-Laos diplomatic ties (September 5, 1962-2017), and the 40 years since of the signing of the Vietnam-Laos Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (July 18, 1977-2017).