Participants in the meeting between Lao Defence Minister Gen. Chansamone Chanyalath and former volunteer soldiers and advisors of Vietnam pose for a photo (Photo: VNA)

Vientiane (VNA) – Lao Defence Minister Gen. Chansamone Chanyalath received former volunteer soldiers and advisors of Vietnam in Vientiane on January 19, saying that his country never forgets the enormous support and sacrifice that they gave to its revolutionary cause.

The Vietnamese delegation was in Laos to attend the ceremony marking the 70th founding anniversary of the Lao People’s Army.

Chanyalath, who is also a Politburo member of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party Central Committee, emphasised that each victory of the Lao army was associated with the assistance and contributions by Vietnam’s voluntary soldiers and experts.

He asked the former soldiers and advisors to uphold the revolutionary tradition and educate the two countries’ younger generations on bilateral relations so that the great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between Laos and Vietnam will be further consolidated.

At the meeting, Maj. Gen. Huynh Dac Huong, head of Vietnam’s liaison board of former volunteer soldiers and advisors in Laos, presented the Lao Ministry of National Defence a map of the Southern Laos campaign that records the victories the two armies gained before the final triumph in 1975.-VNA