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On December 8, in Dien Bien Phu City (Dien Bien province), the opening ceremony of the "Vietnam-Laos: Special Friendship Festival", was taken place. This is an activity to mark the 56th anniversary of the diplomatic relation between Vietnam and Laos (1962 - 2018), the 41st anniversary of the signing of the cooperative friendship treaty (1977 - 2018), by the Ministry of Information and Communications and Dien Bien Provincial People's Committee.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Deputy Minister of Information and Communication Hoang Vinh Bao emphasized the important significance of the festival in strengthening external information activities in border areas, thereby contributing to raising awareness of the authorities, sectors and people in border areas about the responsibility in maintaining peace and stability of the country as well as the region and the world.