Asian country embassies based in Hanoi, Vietnam, gathered at the Hanoi Friendship Federation to bid farewell to Year B.E. 2559 and welcome Year B.E. 2560 in Hanoi, Vietnam on April 22.
The event was to strengthen ties among Asian countries with embassies in Vietnam, drawing more than 200 diplomats and representatives of Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and the Vietnam-Hanoi Friendship Federation, the host.
On the auspicious occasion, Lao Ambassador to Hanoi, Mr Thongsavanh Phomvihane, gave his best wishes and greetings for the New Year to the guests, and recalled Lao New Year as a long traditional and national festival that all Lao people celebrate with happiness and in line with the traditions of the country.
Other Buddhist countries apart from Laos also observe the event, including India, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, he said.
Mr Thongsavanh wished that all the country participants would have good health, happiness and success in their duties, more so than in previous years.
Source: Lao News Agency