International scientific seminar on the fighting alliance between Vietnam and Laos

On Sep 13, an international scientific seminar on the fighting alliance between  Vietnam and Laos during the war was held in Phonsavan city , in Sieng Khouang province of Laos. Party officials, war veterans, scientists and representatives from relevant agencies of the two countries were attending the seminar.

The seminar entitled, “The Vietnam-Laos fighting alliance defeats the US Imperialists’s Kou Kiet Operation on the  “ water jar “ Field-Sieng Khouang Battlefield” will last from Sept 13 to 15.

Prominent among the Lao delegates were Bounnhang Volachit, Party politburo member and standing member of the Lao Party Central Committee’s Secretariat and Vice State President; Samane Viyaket, Lao Party politburo member, Deputy State President, Head of the Party Directing Board on ideology, theory and culture works and head of the Steering Board of the project on compilation of the history of Laos-Vietnam special ties….

 

Mr. Truong Tan Sang  ( 1st, R ) expressing his gratitude to the fallen Vietnamese and Lao revolutionary leaders, soldiers and war martyrs, especially the local people of Sieng Khoang province.

For the Vietnamese side were Truong Tan Sang, Party politburo member and standing member of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat and To Huy Rua, politburo member, Party Central Committee Secretary, Chairman of the Commission for Education and Training and Head of the Directing Board of the project on compilation of the history of Vietnam-Laos special ties.

 

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Mr. Samane Viyaket said the Kou Kiet - water jar Field Sieng Khouang Battlefield campaign was a strategic and bloody battle. The campaign saw the defeat of the Nixon ( the then US President ) doctrine of using local people to fight local people as well as the enemy’s tactic of using modern destructive weapons. The victory manifested the unique people’s war under the Lao People’s Revolutionary leadership and an outstanding example Laos-Vietnam fighting alliance.

Mr. Samane Viyaket also said he expected that the seminar would draw scientific and theoretical lessons from the campaign and orientations for the future.


Mr. Truong Tan Sang delivered the speech expressing his gratitude to Vietnamese and Lao revolutionary leaders, soldiers and war martyrs, especially the local people of Sieng Khoang province, who devoted their lives to two nations’ war of resistance for a bright future for the cause of defending Vietnamese volunteer soldiers. He highlighted  the strategic importance of the “water jar” field-Sieng Khouang area and basic factors for the victory.  He also hoped that the seminar would provide necessary materials for the compilation of history as well as help educate people of the two countries, especially the youth, and constantly foster the Laos-Vietnam friendship.


source SGGP - Translated by Tri Dan

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