Lao Minister of Defence General Chansamone Chanyalath (Photo: VNA)

Vientiane (VNA) – Vietnam and Laos should elevate the relations between their armies to a new height to prevent sabotage plots by hostile forces that harm the special friendship and solidarity between the two nations, said Lao Minister of Defence General Chansamone Chanyalath.

In an interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency’s correspondents, he said that in the context of complicated and unpredictable developments in the region and the world, the cooperation must be promoted towards a tighter and more effective manner to step up actions against wrong and distorted allegations by hostile and reactionary forces.

The move will help ensure national independence, stability and development in each country, he stressed.

He hailed the sound collaboration between the two armies in the past years, especially the wholehearted support that Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and experts provided for the Lao People’s Army (LPA) in the struggle against the enemies and traitors to gain national independence in 1975.

In addition, Vietnamese friends always stand side by side with the LPA during its 70 years of development, helping it attain strategic victories, he underlined.-VNA