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Launching first arts-literature drive on Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia solidarity

Updated at Saturday, 01 Apr 2017, 20:54
The Hanoitimes - The General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) held a ceremony on March 31 to launch a drive to encourage the creation of arts and literature works on the solidarity in combat of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.
The drive aims to promote the friendship and cooperation among the three countries and popularise the glorious tradition and close bonds among the three armies through valuable works of literature, songs, posters, photos and documentary scripts. 
The drive targets all those who serve in the armed forces of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia as well as veterans.

 
At Lao Bao International Border Gate.
At Lao Bao International Border Gate.
Speaking at the drive’s launching ceremony, deputy head of the VPA General Department of Politics Lieutenant General Nguyen Trong Nghia stressed that this is the first time the VPA has organized an arts and literature contest on such a large scale with the participation of the armies of the two neighbouring countries. 
Therefore, the event is an important milestone in the solidarity, friendship and cooperation among Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia in the field of arts and literature, he said.
The entries should depict the solidarity in combat among the VPA, the Lao People’s Army and the Cambodian Royal Army as well as among the people of the three countries during their resistance wars against foreign invaders and national construction and defence. The glorious traditions and the close and faithful bonds are also possible themes. 
The drive, is one of activities to mark the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Vietnam-Laos Treaty of Amity and Cooperation, the 55th year of Vietnam-Laos diplomatic ties and the 50th anniversary of Vietnam-Cambodia diplomatic relations. 
The drive will last through December this year.
Translated by Minh Hong
Source: vietnamplus.vn
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