At the talk, the military commands of the two provinces updated each other on the socio-economic, defense-security situations in 2021 and the first quarter of 2022, and reviewed their coordination in military-defense task performance over the past time.

An overview of the talk

In particular, in 2021, the two sides maintained information exchange and promoted dissemination among local people of information about the traditional relationship between the two parties, states, and peoples, as well as regulations and border restrictions signed by the two countries.

Additionally, the two military commands coordinated with each other to prevent and control the COVID-19 pandemic while addressing immigration issues, maintaining security, social order and safety in the shared borderline, and combating cross-border crimes.

Senior Colonel Le Van Dien, Commanding Officer of the Thanh Hoa provincial Military Command, speaking at the event

Since 2020, the Thanh Hoa provincial Military Command has presented anti-COVID-19 medical supplies and equipment, worth more than VND 2.5 billion, to the Houaphanh provincial Military Command and the Lao People’s Army as well.

Especially, the Special Working Committee of Houaphanh province and Steering Committee 515 of Thanh Hoa province closely worked together to search for and collect remains of fallen Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and advisors in Laos.

Major General Soulinphone Khampha Chan, Political Commissar of the Houaphanh provincial Military Command, addressing the event

In the time to come, the two sides pledged to enhance information dissemination and education to raise the people’s awareness, especially young generations, of viewpoints and policies on comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Laos, Thanh Hoa and Houaphanh provinces.

Leaders of the two commands sign the cooperation agreement.

Under the deal, the two commands will strengthen information exchange to deal with unexpected defense-security issues in a timely manner, promote cooperation in searching for and collecting remains of fallen Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and advisors in Laos in the dry season of the 2022-2023 period.

Translated by Quynh Oanh