Vietnamese Defence Attaché in Laos Major Tao Van Thai (Photo VNA)

Vientiane (VNA)
– Vietnam’s Military Attaché Office in Laos held a ceremony in Vientiane on December 21 to mark the 73rd founding anniversary of the Vietnam People’s Army (December 22).

Lao Defence Minister Senior Lieutenant General Chansamone Chanyalath, Vietnamese Chargé d’affaires in Laos Nguyen Thanh Tung and representatives from the Lao Ministries of Defence and Security and Defence Attaché Offices of others countries in Laos, and the Vietnamese community in the country attended the event.

Speaking at the ceremony, Vietnamese Defence Attaché in Laos Major Tao Van Thai stressed that over the past 73 years, under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam, the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) has been developing constantly, contributing to great victories in the struggle for national liberation and the current cause of nation construction and protection.

Together with the police force, the VPA pioneers in search and rescue missions, tackling disaster consequences, and joining United Nations peacekeeping missions, Thai said.

He stressed that defence relations between Vietnam and Laos have continued developing in a practical, effective and intensive manner.

The officer expressed his belief that the traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Laos would grow further in 2018.-VNA