Lao, Chinese armies launch annual rescue exercise

The Lao People’s Army and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army launched on Monday their annual rescue exercise for humanitarian purposes in Phonhong district, Vientiane province, Laos.
The training aims to equip the military medic teams of the Lao People’s Army with knowledge of how to rescue people in case of natural disasters.
Maj. Gen. Vongkham Phommakon, Deputy Minister of National Defense of Laos, Special Colonel Shen Xunming, Deputy Chief of the Military Security Department of the Central Military Commission of China and Chief of the Peace Train 2022 Committee of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, representatives of the Embassy of China to the Lao PDR, and military personnel of the two countries attended the opening ceremony.
“The Laos-China Peace Train has been organized annually since 2017. In 2020 and 2021, due to the spread of the covid-19, our joint exercise was suspended and we resume it this year 2022.
This year, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army has brought 25 military medics, including those specialized in field hospital management, medical equipment and PCR Covid-19 testing,” said Head of the Military Medical Department, General Logistics Department of the Lao People’s Army Maj. Gen. Khampheng Phoummakeo.

Source: Lao News Agency