The first edition of the French “Alumni Day”, an event celebrated all over the world for students who have studied in France or have been educated in French schools, was celebrated at the French Embassy in Vientiane on May 26.
In the presence of Vice Minister of Education and Sports Kingmano Phomahaxy, and a hundred alumni, Ambassador of France Siv-Leng Chhuor recalled that student mobility and university cooperation, of which Alumni are Ambassadors, were priorities for France’s action in Laos.
The Vice-Minister of Education and Sport stressed the quality of the university cooperation and exchanges proposed by France.
The Ambassador of France welcomed the success of the evening, which is part of the commemorations of the 70 years of the Treaty of Friendship and Association between Laos and France of 22 October 1953.
She also congratulated Ms. Phousengdao Midala and Mr. Phansin Pathammavong, respectively appointed Miss and Mister France Alumni Laos 2023, for the quality of the presentation of their student experience in France.
The two winners each won a three-week stay in France. They will represent the France Alumni network and will be featured throughout the year. Since 2008, more than 500 Lao students have gone to study in France and have joined the Alumni community.
The 70th anniversary of the Treaty of Friendship and Association is an opportunity to amplify the partnership between Laos and France, in particular the human and academic exchanges for a lasting friendship.
Source: Lao News Agency