Vietnamese officials and representatives of the Lao Embassy cut the ribbon to open the exhibition in Hanoi on March 19 (Photo: VNA)
- An exhibition
highlighting the friendship between the public security forces of Vietnam and
Laos opened in Hanoi on March 19.
The exhibition features more than 300 photos and
objects providing an overview of the 60-year development of Laos’ public
security force and the solidarity and effective cooperation between the forces
of the two countries throughout history.
In his opening remarks, Deputy Minister of
Public Security Le Tan Toi said the exhibition is intended to mark 60 years
since the Lao public security force was established on April 5, 1961, and when the
first Vietnamese public security specialists were sent to the neighbouring
country, on March 22, 1961.
He emphasised that the special Vietnam-Laos
relationship is a rare example of close-knit, faithful, pure, and fruitful links
between two peoples and two States, including their public security forces.
Representatives of the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security and the Lao Embassy visit the exhibition (Photo: VNA)
Braving numerous challenges and hardships, those
glorious and proud ties have been expressed in various fields, especially
defence and security, he said, noting that the cooperation and mutual support
in security have helped firmly safeguard the countries’ revolutionary achievements,
enhance the strength of their defence and security, defeat plots of sabotage and
other ruses by hostile forces, and protect political security and social order
and safety, thereby helping to stabilise the regional and global situation.
Toi held that the mutual cooperation, trust, and
assistance between the two public security forces can also be seen in
Vietnamese specialists’ connections with and wholehearted support for the public
security officers of Laos over the last six decades.
Not only meant to celebrate the anniversaries
and honour the forces’ contribution to their countries, the exhibition is also
to help educate the younger generation about revolutionary traditions and
intensify relations between the Vietnamese and Lao forces as well as the two
Parties and two peoples./.