HA NOI — Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong yesterday met Sengnouane Sayalat, Secretary of the Lao People's Revolution Party Central Committee and Deputy Minister of Defence, in Ha Noi yesterday.
Sengnouane Sayalat, who is also chief of the General Political Department of the Lao People's Army, briefed his host on the outcome of talks his delegation held with their Vietnamese counterparts, as well as the achievements of the co-operation and mutual support between the two defence ministries in past years.
He affirmed that his ministry would continue to closely co-ordinate with Viet Nam's Ministry of Defence to effectively implement the signed protocol and activities in celebrating the current Friendship and Solidarity Year between the two nations.
Trong asked the two ministries to boost delegation exchanges, sharing information and experience, as well as helping each other to train personnel.
Earlier, the Lao guests held talks with Senior Lieutenant General Ngo Xuan Lich, Secretary of Party Central Committee and head of the General Department of Politics under the Viet Nam People's Army.
They were also received by General Phung Quang Thanh, Politburo member and Minister of National Defence. — VNS