Lt. Gen. Vu Chien Thang (second, right), Director of the Defence Ministry’s Department for External Relations, symbolically presents the aid to the Lao ambassador (Photo: qdnd.vn)
– The Ministry of National Defence
presented its medical equipment aid for the Lao Ministry of Defence at a
symbolic handover ceremony in Hanoi on June 17, which was attended by Lao
Ambassador to Vietnam Sengphet Houngboungnuang.
Speaking at the event, Lt. Gen. Vu Chien Thang, Director of
the ministry’s Department for External Relations, lauded efforts of the Lao
people’s army in helping the Lao government fight against COVID-19 and
ensuring national security.
The provision of aid is made considering Laos' need with an
aim to assist the neighbouring country in soon bringing back normal life for locals and
recovering its economy, Thang said.
According to the official, earlier, the Vietnamese ministry
and its units has sent experts and offered medical equipment and materials to
Laos in support of the nation’s COVID-19 prevention and control.
As scheduled, the department will hand over the aid to
representatives of the Lao Defence Ministry at the Cau Treo international
border gate in the central province of Ha Tinh on June 20./.