The Vietnam Defence Attaché Office in Laos on Dec 21 hosted a ceremony marking the 67 th founding anniversary of the Vietnam People’s Army (Dec. 22, 1944-2012) in Vientiane .

Guests at the ceremony included Lieut. Gen. Sengmouane Sayalat, Deputy Defence Minister and Chief of the General Political Department of the Lao People’s Army.

Addressing the function, Colonel Nguyen Phu Hai, Vietnamese Defence Attache to Lao highlighted the achievements of the Vietname People’s Army in the cause of national protection and construction during the past 67 years. In the context of new regional and international situations, the Vietnamese army will continue to develop and meet the new requirements.

Hai expressed sincere gratitude to international friends and the State, Army and People of Laos in particular, affirming Vietnam will further strengthen the solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the States and armies of the two countries./.