The central province of Thua Thien-Hue has repatriated a total of 601 sets of remains of Vietnamese voluntary soldiers and experts from Laos during the 1994-2011 period.
The figure was released at a July 18 meeting to review 17 years of the search for remains of Vietnamese voluntary soldiers and experts who laid down their lives during the war in Laos.
Of the remains, only 79 sets were identified.
During the 17-year period, the search team No. 192 conducted their work in 712 hamlets in eight districts of Salavan province and 65 hamlets in three districts of Sekong province.
On the occasion, the Thua Thien-Hue People’s Committee presented certificates of merit to Lao and Vietnamese units and individuals who have greatly contributed to the work.