The site of historic remains relating to Vietnam’s final victory over French aggressors in Dien Bien province witnessed a memorial ceremony and reburial of remains of 16 soldiers returned from Laos, on July 21.

A crowd of people stood in rain in commemoration of the anti-US soldiers during the funeral process, which was attended by special taskforces from the Vietnamese and Lao Governments.

Mua A Son, a representative of the provincial administration and ethnic minority groups, recalled traditional relations between the two countries, which have stood the test of wars against foreign aggressions.

“On Lao soil, voluntary Vietnamese troops had upheld revolutionary tradition to overcome numerous difficulties and sacrifice their lives to the Lao revolutionary cause like they had done for their native land,” he said.

Also present at the event were representatives from the neighbouring Lao provinces of Udomsay, Luang Prabang, Sayabuly, Phong Saly, Luang Namtha and Bokeo./.