09/04/2015 15:41 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

HCM City officials share New Year joy with Lao diplomats

HCM City, April 9 (VNA) – Officials of Ho Chi Minh City on April 9 visited the Lao Consulate General to extend greetings on the traditional Lao New Year - Boun Pi May.

Deputy Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City ’s Party Committee Nguyen Thi Thu Ha said she believes under the leadership of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP), the Lao people will continue to thrive towards sustainable development.

The official underlined the growing cooperation between Ho Chi Minh City and Lao localities in various fields in recent years, contributing to the special ties between the two countries.

Consul General Southideth Phommalat introduced the guests to rituals of the Boun Pi May festival in Laos such as splashing water, tying thread around wrists for luck, and setting animal free to pray for bumper crops, wealth, luck and happiness.

He wished for more effective and sustainable cooperation between Ho Chi Minh City and Lao localities.