Lao NA Chairwoman meets Lao students in Son La

Wednesday, 2017-07-05 17:34:02
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Chairwoman of the Lao National Assembly Pany Yathotou speaking at the event (Photo: VNA)
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NDO - Chairwoman of the Lao National Assembly (NA) Pany Yathotou on July 5 held a meeting with Lao students who are currently studying in Son La province.

The event was held as part of the Lao NA leader’s on-going to visit to Vietnam to attend events marking the 55th anniversary of Vietnam- Laos diplomatic ties.

At the meeting, Nguyen Dac Quynh, Vice Secretary of Son La provincial Party Committee, informed the Lao NA Chairwoman of the outcomes of the cooperation on education and training between Son La province and Lao localities.

Accordingly, since 2008 Son La has provided training for more than 1,700 Lao students and over 650 of them have graduated from universities and colleges in the province.

In addition, the local authorities have initiated training courses on political theory, State management and technique, for nearly 150 officers from the Lao’s northern region. At the same time, the province has also sent 49 officers and students to study in Laos.

Son La has built and implemented plans for human resources training cooperation between the two sides that meets the needs of northern Lao provinces, he said, adding that the locality has issued four resolutions on educational support for Lao students since 2008.

Speaking at the meeting, Lao NA Chairwoman Pany Yathotou stressed that the Lao Party and State have attached great care to education and human training and have always considered younger generations as a crucial resource for national construction.

She expressed her appreciation for the support from Vietnam and Son La in particular for the Lao students.

There are around 12,000 Lao students currently studying in Vietnam, she reported, saying that many of them are now key Party and State leaders and Government officials following graduation.

She urged the Laos students to exert more efforts and gain the highest achievements possible in their studies in Vietnam. As the future generation of the country, they are considered as the key force in turning Laos into a developed country by 2030, she emphasised.

* A photo exhibition highlighting the achievements gained in development cooperation between Vietnam and Laos kicked off in Son La city, on the same day, as another event to mark the 55th anniversary of Vietnam- Laos diplomatic ties and the Vietnam-Laos Solidarity and Friendship Year 2017.

Visitors at the photo exhibition highlighting the achievements gained in development cooperation between Vietnam and Lao (Photo: VOV)

With 150 photos, the exhibition aims to raise the awareness of officials, Party members, soldiers and people of ethnic groups, of the traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two nations.

It also affirms the guidelines and policies on maintaining and enhancing the Vietnam-Laos special relationship.

Also on the occasion, an exhibition displaying cultural and tourism products of the ten Vietnamese provinces bordering Laos, along with five others in the expanded north western region, opened in Son La city.

The three-day event aims to boost the promotion of trade, cooperation and connectivity between the localities, while bringing into play their potential and strengths.

The ten provinces bordering Laos include, Dien Bien and Son La in the north, Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien-Hue and Quang Nam in the central region an the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum.