VOV.VN - The Vietnamese and Lao armies will stand shoulder to shoulder to overcome all challenges and difficulties, in any circumstances, to firmly safeguard revolutionary achievements.
Defence Minister General Phan Van Giang made the affirmation during his meeting with Lao Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister General Chansamone Chanyalath in Vientiane on August 9.
Giang also affirmed Vietnam’s recognition of the great importance to the relations with the neighbouring nation.
Chansamone Chanyalath, in turn, said the meeting gives a chance to the two sides to enhance bilateral defence ties amid the complicated COVID-19 pandemic as a contribution to consolidating and further deepening the great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the Lao and Vietnamese Parties, States, armies and people.
The ministers said since their meeting in Vietnam last June, agencies of the two ministries have worked hand in hand to realize cooperation contents, particularly in the Party and political work, training, expert affairs, and border management and protection.
They consented to take suitable cooperation forms and increase mutual support in the pandemic fight, especially in border management and protection and the prevention of illegal exit and entry.
Earlier, the ministers signed a letter of intent on cooperation in rescue operations between the two defence ministries, and minutes under which Vietnam will present a school of culture to the Lao army.
Later the same day, they cut the ribbon inaugurating a school of political theory as a gift from the Vietnamese Defence Ministry to its counterpart.