The Friendship Day between Vietnam and Laos in 2023 was organized by the Ministry of Information and Communications in coordination with the People's Committee of Thua Thien Hue province. This event commemorates the 61st anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Laos (1962-2023) and the 46th anniversary of the signing of the Friendship and Cooperation Treaty (1977-2023).
In 2023, marking the 61st anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Laos (1962-2023) and the 46th anniversary of the Friendship and Cooperation Treaty (1977-2023), both Vietnam and Laos have achieved significant historical milestones in economic, social, and diplomatic aspects. These achievements contribute to strengthening the close and expanding cooperation between Vietnam and Laos across various sectors in the current era of renewal for both nations.
Numerous remarkable activities took place within the framework of the Special Friendship Day between Vietnam and Laos in 2023, held prominently in Hue City
In his welcoming speech at the opening ceremony, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Thanh Lam shared insights on the enduring friendship between the two nations' people and the significant collaborative achievements between Vietnam and Laos, particularly in the field of information and communication in recent years.
Regarding information exchange, Vietnam regularly facilitates the exchange of delegations at various levels, including information management officials and journalist delegations from both countries. Additionally, there is support for media training for Lao journalists, exchange programs for radio, television, and publication content, and the promotion of cooperation between the media agencies of the two nations to share experiences and provide technical assistance.
In the field of information technology, the Ministry of Information and Communications of Vietnam and the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications of Laos, representing their respective governments, signed a governmental-level cooperation agreement on the digital partnership. This landmark agreement signifies the highest priority and commitment to developing collaborative relationships in digital industry development, digital transformation, digital infrastructure, digital commerce and investment, digital innovation, research and development in the digital sphere, and cybersecurity. It underlines the importance placed on advancing cooperation in the international digital forum.
The leaders of Laos, Vietnam, and the leadership of Thua Thien Hue province visited the booths at the exhibition
Mr. Khamton Samvong, Counsellor for Education and Culture at the Lao Embassy in Vietnam, along with other delegates, visited the booth of the Information Technology Center of Thua Thien Hue Province
In the field of telecommunications, this is indeed a shining highlight in the cooperative relationship between the two countries, with significant representatives from Vietnam in Laos being the Military Industry and Telecoms Group (Viettel) - represented by the Vietnam Military Industry Telecoms Group (Viettel Global) and the Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT).
The event is not only a cultural exchange activity between the people of Vietnam and Laos but also serves as a bridge for trade and commerce, promoting the brands and products of Vietnamese enterprises to Laotian businesses. It's an opportunity for the two countries to discuss bilateral cooperation programs to develop digital industry, digital infrastructure, digital commerce, digital economy, digital investment, and especially digital transformation in media and communication.
Some photos of HueCIT participating in the exhibition booth at the Special Friendship Day program between Vietnam and Laos in 2023:
The delegates show interest in exploring information about information technology and communication products at the booth of the Information Technology Center of the province at the exhibition
Delegates and visitors take photos at the booth of the Information Technology Center of Thua Thien Hue Province at the exhibition