At the event

Venerable Thich Minh Quang, head of the coordinating board of Buddhism in Laos and head monk of the pagoda, recalled Gac Ma battle that took place on March 14, 1988, and stressed the significance of the requiem.

He called on young generations to carry forward the tradition of safeguarding the country’s sovereignty over its land, seas, islands and continental shelf, and make contributions to the nation.

Nguyen Thi Dieu Binh, a Vietnamese in Laos, said the requiem reminds youths about Vietnam’s indisputable sovereignty over the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos.

Source: VNA