On behalf of the leadership of the MND and the General Staff, General Nam congratulated all staff of the Lao Embassy in Vietnam and leaders of the Lao People’s Army on their traditional New Year festival-Bunpimay.

General Nam emphasized that Vietnam and Laos last year enjoyed positive developments in their ties in an extensive, effective and practical manner. He laid stress on the effective bilateral defense ties, saying that it is deserving to be one of the pillars of the two countries’ relationship.

Two sides in a group photo

According to the Vietnamese general, the Vietnam-Laos Friendships and Solidarity Year 2017 helped raise awareness of the two countries’ troops and people, especially for younger generation, of the fruitful and unique time-honored friendship between the two neighboring countries, which serves as a good foundation for their fostered ties. 

General Nam hoped that basing on the outcomes of their cooperation in 2017 and new momentums this year, the two militaries would reinforce their cooperation, so that the bilateral defense ties could reap more good results and would continue to remain the pillar of the Vietnam-Laos relationship.

For his part, the Lao Ambassador to Vietnam Thongsavanh Phomvihane thanked the guests for their best wishes. He acknowledged the flourishing cooperation between the two countries in general and the two militaries in particular in the past.

The Lao Ambassador to Vietnam expressed his pleasure with and highly valued the achievements recorded by Vietnam in political, socio-economic and defense-security fields in the previous year. He noted that despite a lot of difficulties in 2017, Lao still obtained remarkable achievements in all aspects. He underscored that the good results came from the whole-hearted and effective support from Vietnam.

The Lao diplomat pledged that at his post, he will do his utmost to cement the ties between the two Parties, States, armies and peoples.

Translated by Mai Huong