/Art performance at the festival’s opening ceremony Vietnam – Lao

Art performance at the festival’s opening ceremony Vietnam – Lao

The second culture, sports and tourism festival in the Viet Nam-Laos border area kicked off in the northern mountainous province of Son La on July 5 evening.

Addressing the opening ceremony, Vietnamese Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Nguyen Ngoc Thien, stressed that the event celebrates not only the 55th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Viet Nam and Laos, but also the 40th anniversary of the signing of the bilateral Treaty on Amity and Cooperation as well as to welcome the Year of the Viet Nam-Laos Solidarity and Friendship 2017.