Lao alumni in Vietnam meet in Vientiane

At the event (Source: VNA)

Vientiane (VNA) – Lao alumni who studied at the
Vietnam People’s Army schools and academies met at an exchange in Vientiane on
July 14.

Speaking at the event, Lieut. Gen Vilay Lakhamphong, Deputy
Defence Minister and Director of the General Political Department of the Lao
People’s Army, hailed the significance of the exchange in the context that the
two countries’ Parties, governments, armies and people are celebrating the Laos-Vietnam,
Vietnam-Laos Year of Solidarity and Friendship, the 40th anniversary
of the signing of the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (July 18) and the 55th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties (September 5).

Lakhamphong said the event affords Lao alumni a chance to recall
their unforgettable memories in Vietnam, adding that many of them are holding
important positions in the Lao People’s Army and the Lao People’s Revolutionary

He stated that the officers and soldiers of the Lao People’s
Army will do their best to foster the special solidarity, fighting alliance and
comprehensive cooperation between the two countries.

In his speech, Deputy Director of the General Department of
Politics under the Vietnam People’s Army Maj. Gen Le Hien Van attributed the
past victories in the national liberation and reunification and the current
national development to the valuable and effective support of the Lao Party,
State, army and people.

He expressed hope that the Lao alumni in Vietnam would
continue serving as a bridge fostering traditional friendship and comprehensive
collaboration between the two armies.

Earlier, similar events were held in the north, south and
central of Laos in April, May and June, respectively.-VNA

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