Lang Son: Volunteer experts honoured with Lao orders, medals

Wednesday, 2017-03-01 11:30:35
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NDO/VNA – A ceremony was held in the northern mountainous province of Lang Son on February 28 to present orders and medals of Laos to the provincial volunteer soldiers and military experts in recognition of their contributions to the revolutionary cause of the neighbouring country.

Among those awarded, five fallen soldiers were granted with the first-class Freedom Order, 49 received the first-class Victory Order and 19 others were presented with anti-American resistance medals.

Speaking at the event, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Pham Ngoc Thuong expressed his thanks to the government of Laos for presenting medals to 73 experts and volunteer soldiers in the province.

He affirmed that the locality treasures the special friendship relations and comprehensive cooperation between two nations.

The government of Laos presented its orders and medals to nearly 9,000 Vietnamese soldiers on the occasion of 55th anniversary of Vietnam-Laos diplomatic relations (1962-2017) and the 40th anniversary of signing the Friendship and Cooperation Treaty (1977-2017).