Vietnam, Laos seek to further strengthen defence cooperation hinh anh 1At the meeting (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnamese Ministry of National Defence stands ready to send more experts and medical supplies to help Laos in the COVID-19 fight when requested by its Lao counterpart, Minister of National Defence Sen. Lieut. Gen. Phan Van Giang said on June 28.

During his meeting with Lao Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence Gen. Chansamone Chanyalath, Giang said the fight against COVID-19 is expected to continue developing complicatedly and suggested the two sides provide more mutual support to soon push back the pandemic.

Giang thanked the Lao Ministry of National Defence for its assistance to its Vietnamese counterpart in COVID-19 prevention and control.

Chansamone stressed that the Vietnamese and Lao Parties, States, armies and people always give wholehearted sentiments and support to each other in any circumstances.

He also thanked the Vietnamese ministry for its aid to Laos during the pandemic combat.

They agreed to make preparations for cooperative activities in the time ahead, including the exchange of delegations at all levels, and joint activities between the two armies.

The two countries’ competent forces in border areas will continue their close coordination to contribute to preventing the spread of the pandemic as well as cross-border crime, they said.

Later the same day, Gen. Chansamone Chanyalath met with former Vietnamese Minister of National Defence Gen. Ngo Xuan Lich, during which the Lao official said the two armies have agreed to maintain their close cooperation to deserve the trust of the Vietnamese and Lao Parties and people./.