Laos honours Vietnamese for post-war assistance

The Lao government has honoured 63 Vietnamese collectives and 148 individuals for their efforts to locate and repatriate the remains of Vietnamese voluntary soldiers and experts who died during the war in Laos.

At a ceremony in Hanoi on September 23, Deputy Defence Minister and head of the Lao Government’s Special Working Commission Lieut. Gen. Chansamon Channhalat presented the Friendship Order, the Friendship Medal and the Ministry of Defence’s certificates of merit to representatives of the recipients.

He thanked the Vietnamese Party, State, Government, army and people for offering Laos whole-hearted support in any conditions and at any time.

Every success in Laos ’ past struggle for independence and current development process has been attached to the solidarity and valuable support from the fraternal Vietnamese people, he said.

He said the collectives and individuals’ excellent work in searching for and repatriating the remains of Vietnamese voluntary soldiers and experts has helped tighten the special friendship, solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries.

VNA/VOV online