|The PathetLao newspaper on September 19 published an editorial praising the special relationship between the two armies of Laos and Vietnam. (Photo: NDO)
The editorial affirmed that the special solidarity and great friendship between the two countries were tested through difficult and arduous revolutionary periods. In particular, the spirit of solidarity and fighting alliance between the Laos People's Army and the Vietnam People's Army is a vivid symbol of the special Laos-Vietnam relationship.
The article cited that the fighting coordination between the two armies and the Vietnamese volunteer army units contributed to all the victories of the cause of liberation of Laos.
Vietnamese officers, soldiers and military experts stood side by side with the Lao army and people, fighting heroically on all fronts.
According to the article, during the period of development, the two Lao-Vietnamese armies experienced many challenges, not only in the period of struggle for national liberation but also in the period of national protection and building.
Based on the geographical-strategic location and seeing the right way to save the country, President Ho Chi Minh determined that the cause of the struggle for national liberation of Vietnam had a relationship with the cause of the struggle for national liberation of Laos; therefore, the Lao and Vietnamese revolutionaries must stand side by side with each other; voluntarily share difficulties, common enemies, and success.
The great victory of the Dien Bien Phu Campaign is an extraordinary historical event, the first milestone of the special fighting alliance and solidarity between the two peoples of Laos and Vietnam.
According to the article, up to the present stage of national protection and development, although the situation in the world and in the region is increasingly complicated and contains many risks, enemy forces are trying to destroy the achievements of each country's revolution as well as divide the friendship and solidarity between Vietnam and Laos, but with the spirit and tradition of the solidarity and fighting alliance relationship that has lasted for a long time, the two armies of Laos and Vietnam have continued to help each other regardless of circumstances and conditions.
The sharing and coordination between the two sides is increasingly appreciated and developed comprehensively. The trust and loyalty of the cooperative relationship has been seen in all aspects, including at the central and local levels, whether in the fields of politics, military, technical logistics, or staff training.
The article affirms that the glorious feats and achievements that the two armies of Laos and Vietnam have won in the struggle for national liberation, as well as in the renewal process in each country, have become a bright example, an invaluable legacy, and invaluable evidence affirming to the world the special spirit of solidarity and the great friendship between Laos and Vietnam./.