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HCM City (VNA) – Vietnam and Laos cooperated in repatriating 233 sets of remains of Vietnamese soldiers who died during wartime in Laos in the 2015-2016 dry season from November to April.

During the period, the remains of six Lao soldiers and students who died in the war in Vietnam were reburied at Dong Tam Martyrs’ Cemetery in Ba Thuoc district of central Thanh Hoa province.

The information was released at the 21st meeting of the Special Working Committees of the Vietnamese and Lao Governments held in Ho Chi Minh City on June 6.

Speaking at the event, Deputy Defence Minister Le Chiem, head of the Vietnamese Government’s Special Working Committee, spoke of close coordination between the two committees, and localities and armed forces of the two countries in the search for remains.

Chiem and Vilay Lakhamphong, who is Lao Deputy Defence Minister and head of the Lao Government’s Special Working Committee, agreed to continue efforts to search and repatriate remains of Vietnamese soldiers until there is no information about their resting places.

They also vowed to encourage people to provide more information.

Nearly 35,000 Vietnamese soldiers died on Lao soil and 60,000 others returned home injured.-VNA