Laos marks 70th anniversary of traditional day of Vietnamese volunteer soldiers

Thursday, 2019-12-26 21:31:51
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Vietnamese Minister of Defence General Ngo Xuan Lich speaks at the ceremony. (Photo: NDO)
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NDO/VNA – The Party, State and Defence Ministry of Laos held a grand ceremony in Vientiane on December 26 to mark the 70th anniversary of the traditional day of Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and experts in Laos (October 30, 1949).

Addressing the event, General Chansamone Chanyalath, Politburo member and Minister of Defence, said hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese people volunteered to perform international missions in Laos 70 years ago.

Vietnamese soldiers and experts stood side by side with the Lao counterparts to fight foreign invaders, he said.

He affirmed that the Lao Party, State, army and people always remember the sacrifice of Vietnamese soldiers for Laos’ national independence.

He thanked the Vietnamese Party, State, army and people for supporting Laos in the past and at present.

General Chansamone Chanyalath, Politburo member and Minister of Defence of Laos, speaks at the event. (Photo: NDO)

For his part, General Ngo Xuan Lich, Politburo member, Deputy Secretary of the Central Military Commission and Minister of Defence of Vietnam, highlighted the significance of the ceremony, while stressing the special solidarity and faithful relations between Vietnamese and Lao Parties, States, armies, and peoples.

He said in the context of complicated developments in the region and the world, Vietnam will continue sparing no effort to nurture the long-standing relations with Laos across politics, economy, culture, education, health care, science-technology, defence-security, and external affairs.

A performance at the event. (Photo: NDO)