Hanoi (VNA) – Representatives of the Laos-Vietnam Friendship Association and the Kaysone Phomvihane and Souphanouvong Museums are paying a working visit to Vietnam from December 24-30.

The Vietnam-Laos Friendship Association oganised a get-together in Hanoi on December 27 between the Lao delegation and Vietnamese who once served late Presidents of Laos Kaysone Phomvihane and Souphanouvong.

The Lao delegation was tasked with collecting documents to prepare for the celebrations of the 110th and 100th birth anniversaries of President Kaysone Phomvihane (July 13, 1909-2019) and President Souphanouvong (December 13, 1920-2020).

At the get-together, Maj. Gen. Huynh Dac Huong, head of the national Liaison Committee for Vietnamese Volunteer soldiers and Military Experts in Laos, recalled his memories with President Kaysone Phomvihane during his time in the neighbouring country.

Huong, who was head of the experts delegation and commissar of Vietnamese volunteer soldiers in Laos, told participants that at a meeting to review the outcomes of the Upper Laos Campaign in May 1970, President Kaysone Phomvihane reiterated the unstoppable power of the combat solidarity between the Vietnamese and Lao Parties, people, and armed forces. The campaign aimed to liberate Sam Neua in Laos’ Houaphan province and was a symbol of the Vietnam-Laos combat alliance.

Huong said Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and forces of the Vietnam People’s Army were proud to fight side by side with the Lao army during the country’s past struggle for national independence.

Participants at the meeting highlighted their belief that under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam and the Lao People's Revolutionary Party, the younger generations of both nations will continue fostering their traditional friendship, special solidarity, and comprehensive cooperation.

Thongvanh Thongdy, a representative from the Kaysone Phomvihane Museum, said the Lao delegation has so far visited a series of locations in Son La and Tuyen Quang, where President Kaysone Phomvihane once had revolutionary activities in Vietnam.

He said these visits and the gathering have helped the Lao delegates gain better understanding about their late president’s revolutionary activties in Vietnam and the close ties between the two countries.-VNA