The meeting was part of a refresher course on military women’s affairs for Lao female officers from the Lao People’s Armed Forces, which was organized by the General Department of Politics under the Vietnam People’s Army.

The meeting saw the attendance of Major General Tran Duy Hung, Political Commissar of the General Department of Technical Affairs; Colonel Phung Thi Phu, Head of the Military Women’s Board under the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA); Lieutenant Colonel Khammi Botnaly, Head of the Lao delegation; and 19 Lao officers.

Major General Tran Duy Hung hands over flowers to a representative of the Lao delegation.

At the event, Colonel Phu warmly welcomed the Lao delegation and briefed them on the situation and outstanding achievements in women’s affairs, emulation movements for women, and preschool education in the VPA in general and in the General Department of Technical Affairs in particular.

On behalf of the host, Senior Colonel Nguyen Tien Dung, Deputy Political Chief of the General Department of Technical Affairs, briefed the guests on the organization and main functions of the general department, women’s affairs in the unit and achievements in women’s movements over the past time, especially in preschool education.

The general department currently has 32 kindergartens with 133 teachers and over 1,200 children of its workers and officers.

Lao female officers and children at a kindergarten run by the General Department of Technical Affairs

During the meeting, the two sides shared experience in women’s affairs and women emulation movements of the two militaries.

In turn, Lieutenant Colonel Khammi Botnaly thanked the General Department of Technical Affairs for holding a warm reception and creating favorable conditions for the Lao female officers to study and gain more experience at Depot J106. She also underlined the time-honored solidarity between the two Parties, States, and militaries.

After the conference, the Lao female delegation visited a kindergarten of Depot J106, which was equipped with high quality facilities meeting the national standards for kindergarten.

Translated by Khanh Ngan