Bicycle race marks Vietnam-Laos Solidarity and Friendship Year 2022

Lao National Assembly organised a bicycle race to celebrate the Vietnam-Laos Solidarity and Friendship Year 2022 at the square in front of the National Assembly House in Vientiane, Laos, on September 24.
Chairman of the Lao National Assembly Saysomphone Phomvihane and Vietnamese Ambassador to Laos Nguyen Ba Hung excitedly participated in the bicycle race. (Photo: Nguyen Hai Tien)
Chairman of the Lao National Assembly Saysomphone Phomvihane and Vietnamese Ambassador to Laos Nguyen Ba Hung excitedly participated in the bicycle race. (Photo: Nguyen Hai Tien)

The event was attended by Chairman of the Lao National Assembly Saysomphone Phomvihane; the Vice Chairman of the Lao National Assembly; and Vietnamese Ambassador to Laos Nguyen Ba Hung; as well as leaders of ministries and branches of Laos and representatives of a number of embassies and diplomatic missions of countries in Laos.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Chairman of the Lao NA’s Committee for Foreign Affairs Sanya Praseuth said that the bicycle race is part of the series of activities to celebrate the Vietnam-Laos Solidarity and Friendship Year 2022, in order to contribute to tightening and strengthening the great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two parties, states and peoples of Laos and Vietnam in general and between the National Assembly of the two countries in particular.

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Athletes join the bicycle race

Immediately after the opening speech, Chairman of the Lao National Assembly Saysomphone Phomvihane cut the ribbon announcing the start of the race in an atmosphere of friendship and solidarity.

Nearly 1,000 amateur athletes of all ages divided into groups and departed from the courtyard of the Lao National Assembly House – one of the symbols of the special Vietnam-Laos relationship – excited to participate in the bicycle race.

NDO