A delegation from the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) led by Lieut. Gen. Ngo Xuan Lich, Director of the General Department of Politics, is visiting Laos from Oct. 16-19.

On Oct. 17, the Vietnamese military officials held talks with Lieut. Gen. Sengnoun Sayalat, Deputy Minister of National Defence and Director of the Lao People’s Army’s General Department of Politics.

The two sides expressed pleasure with fine developments of the special friendship and comprehensive cooperation between the Parties, States, people and armies of Vietnam and Laos .

They agreed that the two General Departments of Politics have fully implemented the contents of a protocol signed between the two Defence Ministries, such as strengthening the exchange of visits and cooperation in personnel training.

They have cooperated in the search and exhumation of more than 500 sets of remains of Vietnamese soldiers who laid down their lives in Laos during wars.

The two sides vowed to continuously further their cooperation, helping foster the traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Laos , as well as raise the bilateral relationship to a new level of development for the interests of the two peoples.

During the visit, the VPA delegation was received by Lao Vice State President Bounnhang Volachit and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence Douangchay Phichith./.