Vietnam values defence ties with Laos: Party chief

NDO/ VNA – Vietnam’s Party and Government always create the best possible conditions for the Vietnamese and Lao defence ministries to promote cooperation for political stability, social order and safety in both nations, said Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong. The Party chief made the statement when receiving the Director of the General Department of Politics of the Lao People’s Army Vilay Lakhamphong, in Hanoi on August 2. Trong hailed the growing engagements between the two armies over recent times and the outcomes of the talks between their senior officials. Highlighting the achievements secured in their bilateral defence cooperation, a pillar in the Vietnam – Laos relations, he urged the two armies to expand their joint work in order to fulfill their political missions. For his part, Vilay Lakhamphong informed his host on recent affairs in Laos, the cooperation outcomes between the two defence ministries and the results of his talks with the officials of the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People’s Army. He stated that in any circumstances, the Lao Defence Ministry will always work closely with its Vietnamese counterpart to carry out their cooperation plans and agreements sealed by high-ranking officials from both nations. The Lao Party, Government and army will do its upmost to cement their special friendship with Vietnam for the benefit of both peoples and for peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and in the world. ... [read more]

NDO/ VNA – Vietnam’s Party and Government always create the best possible conditions for the Vietnamese and Lao defence ministries to promote cooperation for political stability, social order and safety in both nations, said Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong. The Party chief made the statement when receiving the Director of the General Department of Politics of the Lao People’s Army Vilay Lakhamphong, in Hanoi on August 2. Trong hailed the growing engagements between the two armies over recent times and the outcomes of the talks between their senior officials. Highlighting the achievements secured in their bilateral defence cooperation, a pillar in the Vietnam – Laos relations, he urged the two armies to expand their joint work in order to fulfill their political missions. For his part, Vilay Lakhamphong informed his host on recent affairs in Laos, the cooperation outcomes between the two defence ministries and the results of his talks with the officials of the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People’s Army. He stated that in any circumstances, the Lao Defence Ministry will always work closely with its Vietnamese counterpart to carry out their cooperation plans and agreements sealed by high-ranking officials from both nations. The Lao Party, Government and army will do its upmost to cement their special friendship with Vietnam for the benefit of both peoples and for peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and in the world. ... [read more]

Partners include the Defence Industrial Materials Company of the Vietnam Defence Ministry, and the Industry Department of the Logistics General Department of the Laos Defence Ministry, each contributing 70 percent and 30 percent of capital, respectively, to the JV. The JV will operate for 20 years in the fields of drilling and providing mine explosion services in addition to the destruction of outdated or low-quality explosive materials of civil projects. Speaking on the occasion, the Director of the Vietnam Defence Industrial Material Company, Dr. Nguyen Duc Thuan, said the JV establishment was of great significance both politically and economically, marking a new step toward closer cooperation between the two defence ministries. The JV will serve big projects on hydro-electricity, mining, and transport infrastructure development in Laos, he said.... [read more]

Addressing the function, Deputy Defence Minister Lieutenant General Sengnouan Saynhalath highlighted the development of the Vietnam People’s Army over the past 65 years as well as special solidarity between the armies of Vietnam and Laos. On this occasion, the Lao Defence Ministry’s General Political Department displayed photos on the Vietnam People’s Army over the past 65 years and cooperation between the Vietnamese volunteer forces and the Pathet Lao liberation troops in the past and during the current process of national construction and development. Another meeting was organised in Berlin, Germany, on December 20 by the Vietnamese war veterans’ club. The meeting drew the participation of more than 300 war veterans, young volunteers and defence workers, and the Vietnamese community in Berlin/Brandenburg and its surrounding areas. Speaking at the meeting, Vietnamese Ambassador Do Hoa Binh said that this was a significant activity to promote patriotism and solidarity among the Vietnamese in Germany. On this occasion, a programme was launched, raising a total of EUR 4,000 to support soldiers who defend the Truong Sa archipelago. The Vietnamese Embassy and the Defence Attache Office in New Delhi, India, also marked the army day at a ceremony on December 21 with the participation of India’s high-ranking military officers, diplomats and scholars from ASEAN countries, Cuba, Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine.... [read more]

While receiving Major General Sengnouane Sayalat, Chief of the General Political Department of the Lao People’s Army, in Hanoi on May 13, President Triet highlighted the consolidation of the traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation between the two armies and people. Vietnam highly valued Laos’ development achievements in all fields, affirming that Vietnam always attaches importance to the special friendship and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries. Vietnam will do its best to support Laos’ development, he added. The Lao guest said the Laos Defence Ministry and the General Political Department of the Lao People’s Army highly appreciated Vietnam’s assistance in staff training. The same day, Major General Sengnouane Sayalat held talks with General Le Van Dung, Director of the Vietnam People’s Army General Politics Department. During talks, both sides agreed to continue their cooperation in training, searching and repatriating remains of Vietnamese soldiers and experts who had laid down their lives in Laos during the past wars. General Dung said that the Lao guest’s visit to Vietnam from May 12-18 would help contribute to consolidating and developing the special and traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries.... [read more]

It is equipped with state-of-the-art technical facilities and comprises lecture halls and offices for teachers at the academy, covering 5,400m2. Construction got started in April 2008 at a cost of VND64 billion. Addressing the ceremony, both the Vietnamese and Lao ministers of defence highlighted the traditional ties between the two Parties, States and armies. They said the complex - a gift from the Vietnamese Ministry of Defence - demonstrated the comradeship and mutual assistance between the two defence ministries. Leaders of the Lao defence ministry and the Kaysone Phomvihane Defence Academy pledged to effectively use the buildings for the training of their military cadres. In the past, many Vietnamese volunteer soldiers fought side by side with the Lao People’s Army and many of them laid down their lives for Laos’ liberation and independence. Also on January 6, Vietnamese Defence Minister Phung Quang Thanh and his entourage met with Lao President Choumaly Phomvihane at the headquarters of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party.... [read more]

Lao PM highlights ties with Vietnam The visit was part of activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Vietnam-Laos diplomatic ties and the 35th anniversary of the signing of the Friendship and Cooperation Treaty. Mr Volachit expressed his delight at visiting Tuyen Quang- a revolutionary place where Lao Prince Suvanuvong and President Kayson Phovihan met late President Ho Chi Minh. Vice President Volachit said the close-knit relationship between Laos and Vietnam has been strengthened through the regular exchange visits by senior leaders. On the result of cooperation with Laos’Xieng Khouang province over the years, Secretary of the Tuyen Quang provincial Party Committee Nguyen Sang Vang said his province is ready to share experience with Lao provinces in rural development, especially in tea growing to promote the time-honoured friendship between the two countries. While in Tuyen Quang, the Lao delegation visited the Tan Trao revolutionary relic site in Son Duong district and the Lao revolutionary relic site in Yen Son district. To mark the above-mentioned anniversaries, the Lao Defence Ministry held a meeting in Vientiane the presence of senior Lieutenant General and Deputy Prime Minister Douangchay Phichith, Deputy Minister of National Defence Sengnouane Sayalat and Vietnamese Chief Defence Attache to Laos Colonel Nguyen Phu Hai. Both host and guest highlighted the constant growth of traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries.... [read more]

Laos Defence Ministry delegation visits Vietnam At a reception on September 17 for the Lao delegation, which was led by the head of the Asia Pacific Department under the Laos Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Deputy FM Vinh described the visit as a good opportunity for the two foreign ministries to exchange views on regional and international issues of mutual concern. Vinh said he is pleased to see the time-honoured friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries growing steadily and effectively. Both foreign ministries played an important part in coordinating ministries, sectors and localities to consolidate the special Vietnam-Laos ties during the Vietnam-Laos Solidarity and Friendship Year 2012. Vietnam will do its best to help Laos successfully organise the 9th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM 9) and the 7th Asia-Europe Parliamentary Partnership Meeting (ASEP7) by the end of this year, Vinh said.... [read more]

In the message, PM Dung extended his deepest sympathy to the Party, State, Government, Army and people of Laos as well as the families of the deceased officials. The Mi-17 helicopter with four crew members and 19 passengers crashed in Luangphanxay village, Longchaeng district, Xaysomboun province en route from Vientiane to the northern provinces of Xieng Khuang and Huaphan, the Lao Defence Ministry said. The plane took off from the capital at 13:10 pm on July 27 and sometime later lost contact with the flight control centre. The crash site was located on July 29. The bodies of all 23 victims were recovered on July 30. An investigation is underway to find out the cause of the accident. Bad weather is predicted to the cause of the accident.... [read more]

Congratulations on re-election of Bangladesh communist party officials Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong sent congratulations to Mujahidul Islam Selim andSyed Abu Zafar Ahmed on their respective re-election as President and General Secretary of the Communist Party of Bangladesh. They were re-elected at the party’s 11th congress that concluded in the capital city of Dhaka on October 31. Industry, environment-related problems heat up Q&A session Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh and Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha were grilled about issues within their remit by National Assembly (NA) deputies on November 15. The question and answer (Q&A) session was part of the 14th parliament’s ongoing second session. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong also joined Minister Anh in providing further explanations of the problems related to his authority. In the afternoon, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha took the floor dealing with queries raised by 46 deputies. Ambassador: Japan values ties with VN The Japanese Government wants to enhance its relationship with Viet Nam towards a more practical way, said newly-appointed Japanese Ambassador to Viet Nam Umeda Kunio. The ambassador made the statement when meeting with Pham Minh Chinh, Politburo member, Secretary of the Party Central Committee and Head of the Party Central Committee’s Organisation Commission. He pledged to do his best to contribute to the development of bilateral relations and work with relevant agencies of Viet Nam to well organisehigh-level visits and promote cooperation in all spheres,…... [read more]




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