Deputy Minister of Defence Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh received Lieutenant General Suphet Phayvisit, Director of the Lao People’s Army General Department of Logistics and Technology, in Hanoi on June 12.

Sen. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh told his guest that officers and soldiers of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) are implementing activities to mark the Vietnam-Laos Friendship Year 2012, the 50 th anniversary of the Vietnam-Laos diplomatic ties and the 35 th year of the signing of the Vietnam-Laos Friendship and Cooperation Treaty.

Lt. Gen. Suphet Phayvisit informed his host of the results of his talks with his Lt. Gen. Nguyen Thanh Chau, Director of the VPA Technological General Department.

He affirmed that the Lao Party, State, army and people always bear in their mind the service and assistance of the Vietnamese Party, State, army and people to Laos during its struggle for national liberation in the past and in national building at present.-VNA