The Lao press have run a series of stories on the Vietnam People’s Army ( VPA) and its help to Laos’ struggle for national independence on the occasion of the VPA’s founding anniversary (December 22, 1944 - 2014).

Major newspapers, such as Pasaxon, Khaosan Pathet Lao and Lao Phatthana, in their articles, gave an overview of the VPA’s 70-year development history. They noted that under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam and President Ho Chi Minh, the force, with only 34 people initially, grew rapidly and won glorious victories during the country’s struggle for national liberation and sovereignty.

At the same time, the newspapers highlighted the VPA’s international missions in Laos, with Vietnamese voluntary soldiers and experts sharing everything they had with the Pathet Lao army and people in the fight against their common enemy. The Lao people always bear in mind the valuable and strong support of Vietnam towards the Lao revolution, they said.

Laos will do its utmost to cement the long-term traditional friendship between the two nations’ governments, armies and people, this was the message shared by Laos’ media.-VNA