Lao-Thai Friendship classical concert to be held

Deputy Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Bouangeun Saphouvong told a press conference in Vientiane on 12 February that the event was the first of its kind to be co-organized by Laos and Thailand to raise fund from the public to help the Lao National Music School in Vientiane Capital.

The concert also aims to enhance the existing friendly relations and cooperation between the two countries and promote the establishment of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by 2015, he added.

He said the concert would see the singing and performance by students of the Mahidol University College of Music plus a 50-member chorus of the Lao National Music School and would be broadcast live on television as from 19:30 pm.

He also said that the donation by public members for the school was encouraged. The concert is jointly organized by the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism and Embassy of Thailand to Laos.