Exhibition spotlights Vietnam-Laos relations
Update: Aug 16, 2012
Traditional friendship, fighting solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Laos are reflected through 300 photos, documents and artefacts on display at an exhibition opened in Hanoi on August 15.

The exhibition is one of activities marking the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties, 35 years of the signing of the Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation between the two countries and the Vietnam-Laos Friendship and Solidarity Year 2012.

The exhibits depict important events in the Vietnam-Laos relationship over half a century such as President Ho Chi Minh's meetings with President Suphanouvong in Viet Bac in 1948 and President Kaysone Phomvihane in 1966 and a discussion between President Ho Chi Minh and Prince Suphanouvong on Vietnam-Laos coordination in resistance war in Hanoi in 1945.

They also reflect Lao people's close attachment and assistance for Vietnamese volunteer soldiers.

The exhibition, which will last until September 15, also introduces a collection of the Lao State's orders and medals presented to Vietnamese military units and individuals.