Winners of songwriting contest on Viet Nam-Laos relations announced
Update: May 18, 2017
An award ceremony was held in Ha Noi on May 15 to present prizes to ten most standout entries in a songwriting contest praising Viet Nam-Laos friendship relations.

Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Vuong Duy Bien presented three second prizes to “Viet-Lao bien gioi Xa-ma-khi” (Viet Nam-Laos border solidarity) by Phan Van Minh from Quang Nam, “Tham tinh Viet Lao” (Viet Nam-Laos close relations) by Thai Duong from Thai Binh and “Mai xanh tuoi tinh huu nghi Viet-Lao” (Luxuriance of Viet Nam-Laos relations) by Van Thanh Nho from Ho Chi Minh City.

Three third prizes and four consolation prizes were also presented at the event. The contest had no first prize.

Some 100 entries were sent to the contest after five months from its launch. They were penned by both professional and amateur songwriters. The songs praise the glorious tradition of the Viet Nam-Laos special friendship and solidarity.

The competition is part of the activities to mark the 55th anniversary of Viet Nam-Laos diplomatic relations (September 5) and 40th anniversary of the Viet Nam-Laos Friendship and Cooperation Treaty (July 18).