Vietnam, Laos fighting alliance reviewed
The seminar entitled, “The Vietnam-Laos fighting alliance defeats the US Imperialists’s Kou Kiet Operation on the Urn Field-Xieng Khouang Battlefield” will last through Sept. 15.
Prominent among the Vietnamese delegates are 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 Steering Board of the project on compilation of the history of Vietnam-Laos special ties.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Samane Viyaket, Lao Party politburo member, Deputy State President, Head of the Party Steering 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, said the Kou Kiet-Urn Field/Xieng Khouang Battlefield campaign was an important and fierce battle. The campaign saw the defeat of the Nixon theory 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.
Samane Viyaket said he expected that the seminar would draw scientific and theoretical lessons from the campaign and orientations for the future.
Bounnhang Volachit, Party politburo member and standing member of the Lao Party Central Committee’s Secretariat and Vice State President, expressed his hope 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.
Truong Tan Sang expressed his gratitude to Vietnamese and Lao revolutionary leaders, soldiers and war martyrs, who devoted their lives to two nations’ war of resistance for a bright future.
He analysed the strategic importance of the Urn field-Xieng Khouang area and basic factors for the victory.
He said that the Vietnamese Party and people were grateful for Laos’ precious sentiments and assistance to the Vietnamese revolution during the hard days to gain the final triumph./.
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