At the ceremony (Photo: VNA)

Quang Binh (VNA) – Remains of 17 Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and experts who sacrificed their lives in Laos during the war were laid to rest at Ba Doc Martyrs’ Cemetery in Bo Trach district of the central Quang Binh province on May 9.

The remains were found and repatriated in the 2018-2019 dry season by Team 589 under the Military Command of Quang Binh, as part of the Vietnam-Laos agreement on the operations.

This is the 40th time that Quang Binh has received, commemorated and buried remains of Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and experts who laid down their lives in Laos.

Addressing the ceremony, Vice Chairman of the Quang Binh People’s Committee Tran Tien Dung thanked the Party, government and people of Laos’ Khammouane province for supporting the operations, as well as the assistance of the two Governments, Defence Ministries and relevant agencies in the search for the remains.

Dung underlined that in the coming time, the Party Committee, administration and people of Quang Binh will continue exerting efforts to further boost the locality’s growth and reinforce the special friendship between Vietnam and Laos.

Along with taking care of the martyrs’ graves, the province will continue searching for and repatriating remains of Vietnamese martyrs from Laos, he added.-VNA