The opening ceremony of the China-Laos "Friendship Shield-2024" joint exercise was held in Laos on the 5th. "Friendship Shield-2024" is an important platform for the two militaries to actively communicate and improve together. This is the second time that the Chinese and Lao militaries have held this series of joint exercises, which will help further deepen the strategic mutual trust and pragmatic cooperation between the two militaries. In this joint exercise, more than 1,200 troops from both sides participated in the exercise. China sent a real-life detachment of more than 300 people, carrying a variety of weapons and equipment to participate in the exercise. The participating officers and soldiers of the Chinese and Lao militaries will jointly carry out professional training in various weapons shooting, detachment tactics, combat service and other professional subjects to enhance the ability of the two armies to carry out diversified tasks.