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VN, Laos step up military co-operation

Update: March, 13/2012 - 09:38

DA NANG — The Viet Nam People's Army and the Lao People's Army will continue their exchange of visits, sharing experiences in ideological and political education and co-operation in personnel training.

They will also step up their coordination in searching for and gathering the remains of Vietnamese military experts and soldiers who died in Laos and repatriate them to their homeland.

These contents were agreed during talks between Vietnamese Defence Minister General Phung Quang Thanh and his Lao counterpart, Senior Lieut Gen Douangchay Phichit yesterday.

The two ministers briefed each other about each nation's situation, reviewing the armies' friendly co-operation in recent years and exchanging views on regional and international issues.

Thanh, who is a Politburo member, welcomed the visit of Douangchay Phichit, a Politburo member of the Lao Peoples Revolutionary Party and Deputy Prime Minister.

He said the visit would help promote the special, traditional friendship and comprehensive co-operation between the two countries' armies and people.

On this occasion, the Lao Defence Ministry delegation visited Da Nang City and several military units.

They will wrap up their Viet Nam visit today. — VNS

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