Defence Minister receives Lao, Cambodian war veterans hinh anh 1General Ngo Xuan Lich (R) and General Kun Kim (Source:

Hanoi (VNA) Minister of National Defence General Ngo Xuan Lich hosted separate receptions for war veteran delegations from Laos and Cambodia, who are in Hanoi to attend the 6th National Congress of the Vietnam War Veterans’ Association (VWVA).

Vice President and Secretary-General of Cambodia Veterans' Association (CVA) General Kun Kim expressed his thanks for the support the Vietnamese Defence Ministry has provided for his association over the past time, hoping that the Ministry will continue doing so as well as facilitate the cooperation between the Veterans' Associations of the two nations in the future.

For his part, Minister Ngo Xuan Lich affirmed that the Vietnam People’s Army will always stand side by side with its Cambodian counterpart and the CVA in the cause of national building and protection.

During his reception for the Lao National War Veterans' Association, Minister Lich highlighted the activities jointly implemented by the two nations’ armies and veterans’ associations to raise the awareness among all people, particularly the young generations, of the Vietnam - Laos comprehensive cooperative ties in the Vietnam-Laos Solidarity and Friendship Year 2017.

Lich pledged that his ministry will continue facilitating the cooperation between the two associations in the coming time.

He called on the Lao association to continue providing support in searching for, collecting, and repatriating remains of Vietnamese voluntary soldiers and experts who died during wartime in Laos.

Sharing the view with Lich, President of the Lao National War Veterans' Association, Major General Somphon Keomixay pledged that that the association will continue providing support for Vietnam in the search for and repatriation remains of Vietnamese soldiers and experts in Laos.

He expressed his wish that the relations between the two nations’ Parties, States, Armies, people, and war veterans will further grow in the future.-VNA