President Sang welcomes Lao defence official 

(VOV) - President Truong Tan Sang on September 16 received Lao Defence Minister Sengnuon Saynhalat who is on a working visit to Vietnam at the invitation of Vietnam Defence Minister Phung Quang Thanh.

Saynhalat expressed pleasure at his first visit to Vietnam in his capacity as Lao Defence Minister, saying that his visit aims to tighten defence cooperation between the two nations.

Host and guest shared army building experience and information about the East Sea situation. The Lao delegation visited a number of military units and defense economic zone of Vietnam during which Defense Minister Saynhalat hailed the Vietnam People’s Army’s readiness to cope with every situation with high fighting spirit.

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State President Truong Tan Sang (R) greets Lao Defence Minister in Hanoi.

The Lao defence official thanked Vietnam for its valuable assistance given to the Lao people during their past struggle for national protection and the ongoing nation-building process.

He said his nation will do its utmost to preserve and develop the Vietnam-Laos friendly relations and special comprehensive cooperation.

President Sang for his part, suggested the two countries devise effective measures aimed at properly carrying out signed agreements and intensifying reciprocal visit exchange to bring bilateral ties to a higher level.