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Vietnam, Laos beef up defence cooperation

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence of Laos General Chansamone Chanyalath visited former Minister of National Defence of Vietnam General Ngo Xuan Lich in Hanoi on January 8, during Lao PM Phankham Viphavanh’s ongoing official visit to Vietnam.

At the meeting, the Lao Defence Minister briefed his host on results of the Laos-Vietnam defence cooperation in the recent past and thanked the Vietnamese Party, Government and Defence Ministry for promptly supporting Laos in the COVID-19 fight.

Showing his joy at the sound development of bilateral defence cooperation that serves as one of important pillars of the Vietnam-Laos relations, General Lich spoke highly of efforts made by the Lao People's Armed Forces and General Chansamone Chanyalath in particular to foster the cooperation.

He expressed his belief that the solidarity between the two Parties, States, armed forces and peoples will continue reaping successful results and bilateral defence cooperation will be strengthened in an effective manner./.