Hanoi (VNA) – A storytelling contest on
Vietnam– Lao Friendship was launched in Hanoi on May 9, as part of a special communication campaign for the 60th anniversary of the founding of diplomatic relations between nations (September 5, 1962-2022).
Co-organized by the Vietnam-Laos and Laos-Vietnam Friendship Associations, the Lao Embassy in Vietnam and the Vietnam Times magazine, the competition is accepting entries in the form of writings or video clips until August 31. All Vietnamese citizens with relations with the Lao people are eligible to participate. Entries should tell stories about the contestants memorys, who must have been held for at least five years.
Via the judges’ decisions and the readers’ votes and shares on the official contest website, a special prize, five first, 15 second, 20 third and 30 consolation prizes will be awarded.
During the launching ceremony, Nguyen Tien Long, vice-president of the Vietnam-Laos friendship Association, said the competition will popularize the countries’ special friendship values to the younger generations in a new and interesting way.
Chanthaphone Khammanichanh, Deputy Ambassador of Laos to Vietnam, said the memories hold invaluable spiritual values about the history of affection and relationship shared between the two peoples./.