Vietnam - Laos cultural days get underway
Update: Jul 17, 2012
Vietnam's "cultural days" in Laos, and Laos' "cultural days" in Vietnam are currently underway, from now until July 21, as part of a series of activities to mark the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties and the signing of the Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation between the two countries.

Laos' "cultural days" in Vietnam will begin in Hanoi on July 17, with numerous concerts, dance routines and a fashion show taking place.

Also, as part of the celebrations, several painting exhibitions and film screenings will be held.

In addition, the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) and the Vietnam-Laos Friendship Association will host the third Vietnam-Laos People's Friendship Festival in the capital city, as well as the northern provinces of Tuyen Quang and Ninh Binh, from July 15-21.

Delegates from both countries will also pay tribute to President Ho Chi Minh at his mausoleum and later attend meetings marking the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties and the 35 years of signing the Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation.

While in Laos, an array of concerts, fashion shows and exhibitions of sculptures and paintings will portray Vietnam, its countryside and people to its close neighbours.

A lot of tourism promotions have been organised to promote Laos to Vietnamese holiday makers.

Vietnam will also present several films which feature Vietnam and Vietnam - Laos traditional friendship. Up to 10 feature films and documentaries are listed for viewing