The central province of Thua Thien Hue held a reburial service at the Hue city martyrs’ cemetery on May 16 for the remains of 13 Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and experts who lost their lives during wartime in Laos.

The ceremony was attended by representatives from Laos’ Salavan province, ministries and sectors, the Military Zone 4, as well as Thua Thien-Hue provincial leaders and locals.

In his speech, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Van Cao expressed his gratitude to the Lao Party, authorities and people in general, and Salavan province in particular for their support in repatriating the remains, which were collected in Laos during the 2014-2015 dry season.

In the coming time, Thua Thien-Hue will continue coordinating with authorities of Salavan and Sekong provinces to search for and collect more remains of Vietnamese soldiers fallen there.

Millions of Vietnamese fallen down for national liberation during the two resistance wars against French and US forces as well as in international missions in Laos and Cambodia.

The search for, gathering, repatriation and re-interment of the martyrs is conducted annually, receiving due attention from the Party and the State.

Since May 13, the central provinces of Quang Tri, Quang Binh and Ha Tinh organised reburial ceremonies for the remains of fallen soldiers and experts repatriated from Laos.-VNA