President receives Lao Defence delegation, highlighting importance of defence cooperation
|President receives Lao Defence delegation, highlighting importance of defence cooperation: At the meeting between President Vo Van Thuong (R) and Sen. Lieut. Gen. Thongloi Silivong, Deputy Minister of National Defence and Chairman of the Lao People’s Army (LPA)’s General Department of Politics. (Photo: VNA)|
At a reception in Hanoi for visiting Sen. Lieut. Gen. Thongloi Silivong, Deputy Minister of National Defence and Chairman of the Lao People’s Army (LPA)’s General Department of Politics, President Thuong stressed that Vietnam always remembers Laos’s support and assistance during its past struggle for national independence and reunification as well as its present cause of national construction.
Vietnam always attaches importance to consolidating and enhancing the great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation with the neighbouring country, the leader said, expressing his belief that Thongloi’s visit will contribute to deepening the bilateral friendship.
President Thuong emphasised that the outcomes of effective, practical cooperation between the two Ministries of National Defence and the General Departments of Politics under the LPA and the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) will also help promote the Vietnam-Laos cooperation in the coming time, especially in personnel training.
The President commended collaboration between the two armies in building border villages, thus building a common borderline of peace and friendship, and noted his hope that the partnership will be maintained in the time ahead.
He asked the officer to convey his regards to Lao Party General Secretary and President Thongloun Sisoulith, and Minister of National Defence General Chansamone Chanyalath.
For his part, Sen. Lieut. Gen. Thongloi briefed the President on the VPA General Department of Politics’ specific activities and programmes in support of the LPA, the LPA General Department of Politics, and some Lao localities, particularly in personnel training.
He said the LPA has been educating young officers about the great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries.