Viet Nam, Laos to hold cross-border cultural exchange
Update: Aug 10, 2012
A cultural, sports and tourism exchange programme between Vietnamese and Lao border provinces will take place from August 16 in Vietnam's central provinces of Nghe An, Quang Binh and Ha Tinh and Laos' Xiengkhoang, Bolykhamsay and Khammouan provinces.

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced the event at a press conference in Hanoi on August 9.


According to the organising board, the activity aims to strengthen solidarity and friendship between the Vietnamese and Lao people, especially those living in border areas.


A series of activities will be held during the event, including an exhibition on the cultural colours of border ethnic groups, art performances and a show of traditional costumes of ethnic groups.


A seminar on tourism development in border areas and an exhibition introducing tourism potential of border provinces will be included.


Vietnam shares over 2,100 km of land border with Laos, running through 10 provinces of each side.