Vietnam People’s Army presents information equipment to Laos hinh anh 1At the ceremony (Source: VNA)

Vientiane (VNA)
Information equipment was presented to the Information Department under the General Staff of the Lao People’s Army at a ceremony held in Vientiane on November 19 as a gift from the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA).

The equipment presentation aimed to realise the protocol on Vietnam-Laos defence cooperation in 2015-2019 and the cooperation plan between the two countries’ defence ministries for 2016.

Addressing the ceremony, Colonel Pho Trieu Cuong, deputy chief representative of the Vietnamese Military AttacheOffice in Laos, reaffirmed the significant role of Vietnam-Laos solidarity in the revolutionary cause of each nation.

Over the past time, the VPA has given the highest support to Laos, Cuong said, adding that the gift is expected to help ensure a firm information system for the Lao Ministry of National Defence, thus serving Laos’ national building and protection.

Director of the Lao department Colonel Sayaphon Chanthavong thanked the VPA for its assistance for Laos during the struggle for liberation in the past as well as in the current national construction and defence.

The gift will help improving the capacity of the Lao People’s Army in communication, he affirmed.

He pledged that his department will effectively use the presented equipment to better fulfill its assigned tasks.-VNA