Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army Nguyen Quoc Khanh received a visiting delegation from the Training Department under the General Staff Department of the Lao People’s Army in Hanoi on July 8.

Lieutenant General Khanh spoke highly of the outcomes of the cooperation between the two sides’ training departments in the past, including exchanges of delegations and expertise, the Quan doi Nhan dan (People’s Army) daily reported.

The Vietnamese side also provided training for Lao athletes and coaches in shooting, football and volleyball, Khanh said, adding that leaders of the Vietnamese General Staff continuously provided optimum conditions for the two training departments to collaborate effectively, ultimately serving defence and security missions in their nations.

Colonel Khampieo Phimmasone, Director of the Lao department, said members of the delegation had gained valuable professional experiences from their Vietnamese counterpart during their visit.

His department would work closely with the Vietnamese side to implement their reached agreements as scheduled, the officer added.-VNA