A meeting was held in Sam Neua town, the Lao northern province of Houaphan, on May 4 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the town.

The event drew Lao Prime Minister Thongsinh Thammavong, Deputy Defence Minister Lieutenant General Chansamone Channhalath, Vietnamese Ambassador to Laos Nguyen Manh Hung, senior officials of the two countries and Vietnamese war veterans.

Khamhung Huongvongsi, Houaphan’s Governor and Provincial Party Committee, recalled the province’s establishment process and the revolutionary spirit in early days of May 60 years ago.

Sam Neua town was liberated on May 5 with the assistance from Vietnamese volunteer soldiers. The town since then became a strong base for the Lao revolution, he added.

Earlier on May 3, a seminar was held at Vieng Xai relic site, Houaphan province, highlighting the Upper Laos Campaign in 1953 which liberated Sam Neua.-VNA