Vietnamese soldier remains return home from Laos hinh anh 1Repatriation of Vietnamese soldiers' remains
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Vientiane (VNA) – The remains of 30 Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and experts who laid down their lives during wartime in Laos, were repatriated from Oudomxay province in northern Laos on December 13.

Attending the repatriation ceremony were representatives from the Vietnamese Military Zone 2’s Steering Committee on Search and Repatriation of Remains of Fallen Soldiers (Steering Committee 515 the Special Working Committee of six northern Lao provinces, local people, and those from the Vietnamese community in Laos.

This was the first repatriation conducted during the 2018-2019 dry season by the Steering Committee 515 and the Special Working Committee of six northern provinces of Laos, including Oudomxay, Luang Prabang, Xayabouly, Phongsaly, Luang Namtha, and Bokeo.

The remains were found in Nga and Xay district in Oudomxay province.

Speaking at the event, Vice Political Commissar of the Vietnamese Military Zone 2 Major General Tran Ngoc Tuan thanked the authorities and people of the six northern Lao provinces for creating favourable conditions for the repatriation.

A memorial and reburial ceremony for the fallen heroes will be held at Tong Khao cemetery, Dien Bien Phu city, Dien Bien province on December 14.

Established in 1994, the Steering Committee 515 has found and brought home the remains of nearly 1,700 Vietnamese soldiers.–VNA