Addressing the event, Major General Nguyen Dai Hoi, Deputy Director of the Department of Foreign Relations under the Vietnamese Ministry of National Defense said that the 20-day long refresher course has met all set targets. He also requested the Lao officers to apply all acquired knowledge in Vietnam to the task implementation of their units after returning home.

Major General Nguyen Dai Hoi presenting certificates to Lao trainees

He hoped that the two sides’ units in charge of defense relations work would continue exchanging and supporting each other to complete their assigned tasks.

This is the first time the Ministries of National Defense of Vietnam and Laos have jointly organized a refresher course on defense relations work.

During the course, Lao officers studied world and regional situations, the foreign policies and defense relations policies of Vietnam, and a number of military and defense cooperation mechanisms in ASEAN.

The course also provided the participants with some skills at organizing defense relations activities.

The course not only gave Lao military officers valuable knowledge of defense relations work, but also contributed to fostering solidarity and cooperation between the two militaries.

Translated by Khanh Ngan