A bust of the late President Souphanouvong, a gift from a Vietnamese company of Fine Arts and Technology Development, was handed over to the Kaysone Phomvihane Museum on January 16.
The statue, was carved from white soft stone, is 1.35 metre high, weighs 500 kg and will be placed in the monument of late President Souphanouvong, at Pholsa-aat village, Xaysettha district, Vientiane Capital.
The bust was made of white marble sourced from the Vietnamese Province of Nghe An – the hometown of late President Ho Chi Minh, who founded the Indochinese Communist Party and laid the foundation for the special relationship and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries nowadays.
The bust was presented by Nguyen Nam Moc, director of bust making of the Fine Arts and Technology Development Co. Ltd, who reviewed the life of President and Prince Souphanouvong as well as his contributions to Laos and the countries’ special relations.
The firm had earlier created a statue of Souphanouvong which was placed at Luang Prabang University and another depicting him commanding the Vietnam-Laos joint military alliance in a fight against France on March 21, 1946 in Thakhek town of Khammuan Province.
Admiring Souphanouvong, the company presented the bust as a gift to Laos on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two nations (September 5, 1962) and 40 years since the signing of the bilateral treaty of friendship and cooperation (July 18, 1977).
Souvandy Sisavath, Deputy Office Manager of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party Central Committee, described the bust as a demonstration of the sentiment of the company and Vietnamese people towards Souphanouvong, reflecting the special ties between the countries.
Source: Lao News Agency