Foreign Affairs

Deputy Minister of Defence receives Australia’s senior defence official

(KPL) On Feb 27, Maj. Gen. Onesy Senesouk, Deputy Minister of National Defence received a courtesy call from Mr Hugh Jeffrey, Australia’s First Assistant Secretary International Policy as the latter was on a working visit to the Lao PDR.

MG Senesouk warmly welcomed Mr Hugh Jeffrey and highly valued his visit calling it an important step for the cooperation of the two countries as well as the two defence forces and good relationship to be more expanded.

Mr Hugh Jeffrey also expressed his sincere thanks to MG Senesouk for his warmly welcomed and he committed to enhance relations and cooperation between Laos and Australia especially the mutual assistance.

On the same day, Mr Hugh Jeffrey also had a bilateral meeting with Col. Sovath Santisouk, Deputy Director General of Foreign Relations Department under the Ministry of National Defence.

The purpose was to discuss the strengthening of diplomatic relations between the two countries and the two defence forces and human resource development such as English language training course and other areas to enhance relationship in the future.

Source: Lao News Agency