In order to implement important consensus reached by leaders oft two sides, 2019 “China-Lao Tourism Year” unveiled in Vientiane on January 25th. Attending the opening ceremony were Luo Shugang, minister of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Jiang Zaidong, Chinese ambassador to Lao, Sonexay, member of the Central Committee of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party and deputy prime minister of Laos, Sinlavong, member of the Central Committee of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party, mayor and secretary of the municipal committee of Vientiane, Bosengkham, minister of the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism and Khemmany, Lao Minister of Industry and Commerce. Minister Luo Shugang and Minister Bosengkham read the remarks by leaders of two countries.
The opening ceremony consists of two major parts, namely cultural and artistic performances by China Oriental Performing Arts Group Co.Ltd, China National Symphony Orchestra and Lao artists, as well as tourism negotiation. According to work plans of two sides, the Chinese Ministry of Cultural and Tourism will sign up agreement with Lao Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism about holding the exchanging and cooperative programs throughout the year of 2019, such as tourism promotions, forums, training, artistic performances and food promotions. Moreover, platform for dialogues will be built for tourism departments and enterprises so as to jointly design tourism routes and establish Lao’s tourism brand, thus increasing the number of tourists.