Winners of contest on Vietnam-Lao relationship history honoured

Saturday, 2018-01-13 10:54:12
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Lieutenant General Le Hien Van (R) congratulates first prize winner Phan Trac Thanh Dong.
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NDO – The General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People's Army held a ceremony in Hanoi on January 12 to honour the winners of the contest on exploring the history of the special Vietnam – Laos ties.

One first, ten second, 19 third and 26 consolation prizes were presented to the outstanding contestants at the ceremony.

The contest was launched by the army in April 2017 as an event to mark the 55th founding anniversary of the Vietnam – Laos diplomatic relations and the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Vietnam-Laos Treaty of Amity and Cooperation.

The contest received more than 360,000 entries by soldiers and military officers in both the Vietnamese and Lao languages.

Congratulating the contest winners, Lieutenant General Le Hien Van, Deputy Director of the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People's Army, stressed that the historical lessons learnt from the exemplary Vietnam – Lao relations have laid firm foundations for the development of the two Parties, States, armies and peoples.

He asked the military leaders and commanders to educate soldiers on the special solidarity between the two countries, thus raising their awareness of combating wrongful and distorted allegations by hostile forces that would harm the Vietnam- Laos ties.