Vietnamese delegation visits memorial sites of Lao late Presidents
(VNF) - On July 19th, the delegation of the Vietnam-Laos Friendship Association and the Laos-Vietnam Friendship Association continued activities in the framework of the 4th Laos-Vietnam People’s Friendship Festival. After meeting with Party General Secretary and President of Laos Bounnhang Volachith, the delegation visited the President Kaysone Phomvihane Memorial Museum, the Memorial site of President Souphanouvong and visited the Association of Vietnamese People in Laos.
The Vietnamese delegation sees the images and documents of the life and career of President Kaysone Phomvihane.
The delegation was very moved to see the images and documents of the life and career of President Kaysone Phomvihane - the beloved and outstanding leader, the most brilliant strategist and hero of the Lao nation. The Museum opened in December 2000, located on National Highway 13 km 6 and built with the financial support of the Vietnamese Government.
The delegation then visited the Memorial site of President Souphanouvong, the outstanding leader of the Party, State and the Lao Front for National Construction. According to the leader of the Vietnam-Laos Friendship Association, President Souphanuvong is a dear friend of the Party, State and Vietnamese people, who have made tremendous contributions in laying the foundations of building, preserving and developing the special relationship the special relationship and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries nowadays, which became valuable heritage.
At the Memorial site of President Souphanouvong.
The special bonds between Vietnam and Laos were forged during hardship by the ‘sweat and blood’ of revolutionary generations of both countries and have become a model for fraternal relations between countries in the world. These ties have served as a source of strength for both countries to fight and succeed in their causes of national liberation, safeguarding territorial integrity and striving for prosperity and happiness.
Tran Van Tuy, President of the Vietnam-Laos Friendship Association, shared that through the story of memorial site’s staff, each member of the delegation gained a deeper understanding of the life and revolutionary activities of President Souphanuvong as well as the development and great achievements of the Lao revolution.
“We pledge to the late President that the Vietnam-Laos Friendship Association will continue to closely cooperate with the Laos-Vietnam Friendship Association, constantly upholding and serving as a bridge to protect, preserve and promote the special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between two nations, just as a poem about the friendship between the two nations, which the late President Souphanouvong described as ‘higher than the highest mount, longer than the longest river, and larger than the ocean, brighter than the full moon, and more fragrant than the most fragrant flower’.”
On same day, the delegation paid a visit to the Association of Vietnamese People in Laos and listened Association’s report on the activities carried out in the past time, as well as ideas and concerns of the Vietnamese community lived here.
At present, the Association has chapters in 12 provinces and cities of Laos with over 100,000 members. There are only six provinces in Laos with no Vietnamese Association. In the coming time, the Association will promote the establishment of branches in these provinces.
President Tuy encouraged them to continue contributing to both Vietnam and Laos’s development and nurturing the special friendship and solidarity between the two.
“Amidst the complicated developments in the region and the world, it is crucial for Vietnam and Laos to educate their people, especially young generations, on the special solidarity, fighting alliance and comprehensive partnership between the two countries.”
At the meeting.
Tran Van Tuy (R) President of the Vietnam-Laos Friendship Association and representative of the Association of Vietnamese People in Laos.
Translated by Minh Chau