Bangkok (VNA) – Defence Minister General Ngo Xuan
Lich has affirmed that the Party, State, army of Vietnam always treasure
ties with Laos.
Defence Minister General Ngo Xuan Lich (L) and Defence
Minister of Laos General Chansamone Chanyalath (Photo: VNA)
He made the statement during a bilateral meeting
with General Chansamone Chanyalath, Defence Minister of Laos in Bangkok,
Thailand on July 10 within the framework of the 13th ASEAN Defence
Chanyalath affirmed that Laos supports Vietnam in
its role as ASEAN Chair 2020.
Both sides stressed that the strengthening of
bilateral defence ties at present is vital to the two nations’ revolutionary
As the two countries will review the implementation
of the Protocol for the 2015-2019 period and devise another one for
2020-2024 this year, they will point out existing shortcomings so as to make
defence ties a pillar in bilateral relationship.
Apart from effectively tapping existing cooperation
mechanisms, the two ministers vowed joint work to raise public awareness of
traditional friendship and special solidarity between the two nations and
They agreed to assign the two nations’ general
political departments to build plans to hold major events during the year,
pay attention to repairing, maintaining and building works that are symbols
of the two countries and armies.-VNA.