|An overview of the talks. Photo: VNA
Nguyen Trong Nghia, head of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee’s Commission for Information and Education, held talks in Hanoi on December 12 with Khamphanh Pheuyavong, head of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee’s Commission for Propaganda and Training.
The Lao official is on a working visit to Vietnam from December 11-14, at Nghia’s invitation, according to VNA.
Speaking at the event, Nghia stressed that in the context of complicated and unpredictable developments of the regional and international situations, the two Parties and states should cooperate more closely, take advantage of opportunities and address challenges to help the two countries grow sustainably, for the interests of their peoples, and for peace, stability and development of the region.
Both officials agreed that more attention should be paid to Party building and personnel works, and to political and ideological education to prevent the degradation of ideology, morality, lifestyle, as well as corruption and negative phenomenon.
The two commissions need to step up the exchange and sharing of experience, and share information and communications materials on the relations between the two countries in various forms; and strengthen cooperation in organising training courses for the Lao staff.
Within the framework of his working visit, the Lao official also paid a courtesy visit to Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, and attend an awarding ceremony of an online quiz on the history of the Vietnam-Laos relations.
|Lai Xuan Mon, deputy head of the Party Central Commitee’s Commission for Information and Education presented certificates of merit to localities and collectives who had made outstanding contributions to the contest. Photo: VNA
The online quiz is part of the activities to mark the Vietnam – Laos and Laos – Vietnam Solidarity and Friendship Year 2022, the 60th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties (September 5, 1962 – 2022), and 45 years of the signing of the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (July 18, 1977 – 2022).
The system counted 681,291 people joining the contest, including more than 2,000 Lao nationals and many contestants of other nationalities.
The quiz was available weekly at the www.vietlao.dangcongsan.vn. It was jointly organised by the Communist Review – the magazine of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV), social network VCNet and other press agencies.
The organising board awarded 12 first prizes, 24 second prizes and 60 third prizes to winners of the contest.
The PCC’s Commission for Information and Education also presented certificates of merit to localities and collectives who had made outstanding contributions to the contest.
Earlier, on December 8 in Vientiane, the two parties had held their ninth theoretical workshop focusing on experiences in handling economic and financial issues.
The event was part of a cooperation programme on theoretical research and reality review between the two parties.