​At the ceremony (Source: VNA)

Vientiane (VNA) – A delegation of Vietnamese and Lao people on July 27 visited the Vietnam - Laos coalition martyr cemetery in Keun village, Vientiane province, to offer incense to the heroic martyrs on the occasion of the 69 th War Invalid and Martyrs’ Day of Vietnam (July 27).

Addressing the ceremony, Vietnamese Ambassador to Laos Nguyen Manh Hung called on the young generations of the two nations to stay united to continue consolidating the special relationship between the two countries.

The joint force of Vietnamese – Lao soldiers on January 23, 1946, simultaneously attacked the Keun group of fortresses of the French troops in Keun village, Thoulakhom district, Vientiane province, 70km to the north of the Lao capital of Vientiane.

Twenty-six soldiers of the Vietnamese soldiers and two others of Laos laid down their lives at the battle.

The cemetery has become a historical relic and tourist site in memory of the heroic Vietnamese and Lao martyrs who died for independence and liberation of Laos.-VNA