VOV.VN - The westernmost point of Vietnam's mainland, Milestone No Zero A Pa Chai is located at the T-junction of Vietnam-Laos-China border in Sin Thau Commune, Muong Nhe District, Dien Bien province.
Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh on May 15 led a delegation of high-ranking officials from the Vietnamese Party, State, National Assembly, and Government as well as the Vietnam Fatherland Front to pay tribute to former Lao Prime Minister and former Chairman of the Lao Front for National Construction Central Committee Sisavath Keobounphanh, who passed away on May 12 at the age of 92.
The remains of 20 Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and experts who sacrificed their lives in Laos during wartime were laid to rest at the Dong Tam international martyrs’ cemetery in the north-central province of Thanh Hoa on May 8.
A service was held at a cemetery in Hue in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on May 6 to rebury 15 sets of remains of Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and experts who laid down their lives in Laos during the war.
VOV.VN - The remains of 16 martyrs who gave their lives in service to the country were finally laid to rest at the National Road No 9 Cemetery on May 5.
The central province of Thua Thien-Hue on May 4 donated medical supplies to the Lao border province of Savannakhet to cope with the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Central Committee of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) has sent a message of congratulations to the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the liberation of the South and National Reunification Day (April 30).
Only 3.7 million foreign tourists visited Vietnam in the first four months of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a year-on-year decline of 37.8%, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).
VOV.VN - The Central Highland province of Kon Tum on April 27 held a reburial ceremony for 21 remains of volunteer Vietnamese soldiers and experts who lost their lives during wartime in Laos and Cambodia.
VOV.VN - The Vietnamese Embassy in Laos has raised VND160 million (US$6,830) in donation to help the neighboring nation fight COVID-19 pandemic.
The Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) Group donated US$100,000 to the Lao Government on April 20 to help the country purchase medical supplies for its fight against COVID-19.
VOV.VN - The Military Zone 5 High Command co-ordinated alongside relevant units on April 16 to donate medical equipment worth VND4.7 billion to support both Laos and Cambodia in their fight against COVID-19 epidemic with the donation taking place across four border gates in the provinces of Quang Nam, Kon Tum, Le Thanh, Gia Lai, and Dak Nong.
The Vietnamese community in Laos presented assistance totaling 113.9 million kip (US$13,000) to Lao Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Somdy Duangdy on April 10 to support the country’s fight against the COVID-19 outbreak.
VOV.VN - The Diplomat, a newspaper based in the US, published an article on April 8 which heaps praise of the donation of 550,000 face masks by Vietnam to five European countries in order to support their fight against the (COVID-19) pandemic.
Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long and Lao Minister of Health Bounkong Syhavong have agreed to set up a connection system to provide technical assistance in the prevention and test of COVID-19, as well as treatment of patients.
VOV.VN - Vietnam’s Ministry of Defense sent a number of experts to Laos on April 7, in addition to providing medical equipment worth over VND3 billion, to help the neighbouring Southeast Asian nation in their battle against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
A working group of Vietnamese cultural heritage experts has been established by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to support Laos in compiling a dossier seeking UNESCO recognition of Hin Namno National Reserve as a World Natural Heritage Site.
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Quoc Dung on April 3 handed over medical equipment worth over VND7 billion (US$304,000) as gifts from the Vietnamese Government and people to their Lao and Cambodian counterparts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
VOV.VN - The Vietnamese government has decided to suspend cross-border activities of all people at the main and sub-border gates and trails that the nation shares with Cambodia and Laos, with the policy set to take effect from 00:00 hours on April 1 due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Almost Vietnamese students pursuing their study at the National University of Laos in Vientiane have stayed calm and abided by health quarantine regulations rather than return to Vietnam in order to avoid creating a burden on the homeland’s medical system amid the COVID pandemic.