At the ceremony (Photo: VNA)
 
Nghe An (VNA) – The central province of Nghe An held a ceremony on May 12 in Ky Son district to receive the remains of 98 Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and experts who laid down the lives in Laos during wartime.

The ceremony was attended by representatives from the Lao People’s Army, Vientiane and Xaysomboun provinces of Laos, as well as leaders of Nghe An province and Ky Son district, and a large number of local people.

At the ceremony, participants showed gratitude to the martyrs who laid down their lives for peace, independence of both countries and the friendship between Vietnam and Laos.

They also spoke highly of efforts that the repatriation team has made to search and bring the remains home.

According to the Military Command of Nghe An, over the years, the province has coordinated with Lao localities to search and repatriate the martyrs’ remains. In the 2018-2019 dry season alone, the province’s repatriation team collected 98 sets of remains of Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and experts who died in Laos. So far, thousands of sets of remains have been laid to rest in cemeteries across Vietnam.

As scheduled, later the same day, the remains will be brought to Nghi Loc Martyrs’ Cemetery for reburial on May 14.-VNA