A delegation from Vietnam’s Ministry of Defence led by Deputy Minister
Nguyen Chi Vinh visited the Lao Embassy in Hanoi on July 13 to mark the
2012 Vietnam-Laos Friendship and Solidarity Year.
The visit also aimed to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the
Vietnam-Laos Amity and Cooperation Treaty and the 50th anniversary of
the establishment of Vietnam-Laos diplomatic relations.
At his meeting, Vinh highlighted the special friendship between the
two countries, stressing that both countries’ armies and people are
always united in their efforts to defeat common enemies for independence
and freedom of both countries.
He said both
should continue to join hands to maintain and develop ties, contributing
to driving the Vietnam-Laos special relationship to a higher level.
Lao Ambassador Somphone Sichaleune praised the level of cooperation on defence between the two countries in recent years.
He stated that the Lao Party, Government and people are always
grateful for the support provided by Vietnam’s Party, Government and
Army, to the country in its past struggle for national liberation as
well as during national construction at present.-VNA