Vietnam, Laos foster Buddhist friendship

Vietnam hopes to create favourable conditions to build Buddhist links with Laos, thus contributing to the long-term comprehensive collaboration between the two nations.

Illustrative image (Credit: VNA)
Illustrative image (Credit: VNA)

Deputy Head of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs Bui Thanh Ha made the statement on September 1 while hosting a delegation from the Lao Buddhist Coalition Central Committee led by Most Venerable Ngon Dam Hong Boun.

The Lao venerable said a range of joint activities, such as exchanges and Buddhism education, have been organised following a memorandum of understanding on co-operation signed between the two agencies in 2015.

He hoped the ties would continue to grow based on the spirit of Vietnam-Laos solidarity.

After the meeting, the Lao delegation had a working session with the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha Central Committee to discuss their future coordination.