Luong Cuong, head of the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People’s Army (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)
– Defence cooperation is an importance pillar in Vietnam-Laos relations, stated Luong Cuong, head of the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People’s Army.

He made the remark while visiting the Laos Embassy in Hanoi on July 17.

The two armies’ fine connection would consolidate mutual trust and comprehensive partnership between the two countries’ Parties, governments and people, he added.

Speaking highly of the thriving bilateral ties in all fields, Cuong stressed the significant meaning of the Vietnam-Laos Solidarity and Friendship Year 2017, the 55th diplomatic relations anniversary (September 5) and 44 years of the signing of the Vietnam-Laos Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (July 18).

Lao Ambassador to Vietnam Thongsavanh Phomvihane highlighted Laos’ commitment to deepening the special friendship with Vietnam, adding that this year offers a chance for the two countries’ people, particularly younger generations, to learn more about the bilateral engagements over times.

He thanked the assistance the Vietnam People’s Army has provided for its Lao counterpart in the past struggle for national liberation as well as the current development.

He said he wants to work closer with the Vietnamese Defence Ministry to contribute to enhanceing bilateral relations.-VNA