Deputy Defence Minister Senior Lieutenant General Le Huu Duc has suggested his ministry’s Department of Finance and its Lao counterpart work together to promptly realise a memorandum of understanding they signed on July 8.

At a reception the same day, Duc also told Colonel Khamdeng Phengvilay, Director of the Planning and Finance Department under the Lao Defence Ministry, that Vietnam attaches importance to reinforcing and expanding its special solidarity and friendship with Laos, describing military cooperation as a spotlight in relations between the two countries.

Phengvilay briefed Duc of the outcomes of a July 8 working session between the two departments and expressed his hope that the Vietnamese ministry will continue to provide financial support for the Lao army.-VNA