The Vietnam People’s Army and the Laos People’s Army will continue with exchanges of visits, sharing of experience in ideological and political education and cooperation in personnel training.

They will also step up their coordination in searching and gathering the remains of Vietnamese military experts and soldiers who died in Laos and repatriate them to the homeland.

These contents were agreed during talks between Vietnamese Defence Minister General Phung Quang Thanh and his Lao counterpart, Senior Lieut. Gen. Douangchay Phichith on Mar. 12.

The two ministers briefed each other about each nation’s situation, reviewed the armies’ friendly cooperation in recent years and exchanged views on regional and international issues.

General Thanh, who is a Politburo member, welcomed the visit of Minister Douangchay Phichith, a Politburo member of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and Deputy Prime Minister.

He said the visit would help promote the special, traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries’ armies and peoples.

On this occasion, the Lao Defence Ministry delegation visited Da Nang City and several military units.

They will wrap up their Vietnam visit on Mar. 13.-VNA