Vietnam’s Defence Ministry has planned to help build a training hall for the Lao army’s art troupe, said Lt. Gen. Nguyen Trong Nghia, deputy head of the General Department of Politics under the Vietnam’s People Army (VPA) on November 6.

Once the work is completed, it will contribute to further tightening the friendship and solidarity between the two armies, he said at a Hanoi reception for Lt. Col. Bunlua Sayaphen, deputy head of the Department of Communication and Training of the Lao People’s Army, who is leading a Lao art troupe to perform in Vietnam.

Nghia welcomed the delegation to give performances in Vietnam on the occasion of the 70th founding anniversary of the VPA and the 25th All-People’s National Defence Day.

The General Department of Politics will create the best conditions for the troupe to stage in Vietnam this time, he said, suggesting regular exchange programmes between the two armies’ art troupes in the coming time.

The Lao guest informed the host of the delegation’s main activities during its stay in Vietnam, saying that the Department of Communication and Training will intensify communication campaigns on the VPA’s 70th founding anniversary and Vietnam’s 25th All-People’s National Defence Day among Lao people and soldiers.-VNA