Lao defence personnel have learned from their Vietnamese peers about organising ASEAN conferences on defence and military affairs, said Major General Onsi Sensue, Office Chief of the Lao Defence Ministry.

He made the statement while received by Vietnamese Deputy Defence Minister Sen. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh in Hanoi on May 21.

Vinh suggested the two sides continue their discussions on running the ASEAN events in a way that is useful for each country.

Those conferences will help the host country consolidate its regional position, he said.

Laos will play ASEAN Chair in 2016.-VNA