The news agency said the joint exercise "China-Laos Friendship Shield-2023” serves as a platform for exchanging experiences between the two militaries, as well as a concrete measure to deepen friendship and boost cooperation between the two countries, citing the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Southern Theater Command.

Laos, China hold joint military drill (Photo: Xinhua)

Major General Phanseng Bounphanh, deputy chief of the General Staff of the LPAF, and Chinese Ambassador to Laos Jiang Zaidong attended the launching ceremony of the exercise.

The joint drill was held based on the scenario of joint attacks on transnational armed criminal groups based in jungle mountains, thus strengthening defence cooperation between Laos and China under a joint statement on building a Laos - China community with a shared future.

Source: VNA