Vientiane (VNA) – A number of officers of the Lao Ministry of Public Security (LMPS) have been presented with Vietnam’s friendship orders and medals for their contributions to the friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries.

The honour was handed over by the Vietnamese Embassy, on behalf of the State President, at a ceremony in Vientiane on September 29.

Colonel Kiengkham Inphengthavong, Deputy Chief of the LMPS Office and former head of the LMPS’s representative agency in Vietnam, received the Friendship Order.

Meanwhile, the Friendship Medals were granted to Lieut. Colonel Khamvon Sayachac, former deputy head of the representative agency, and Lieut. Colonel Seng Phila, an officer of the representative agency.

Addressing the ceremony, Ambassador Nguyen Manh Hung said the distinctions acknowledged great contributions of the Lao officers and convey the hope of the Vietnamese Party, State and people that they will do more to consolidate and enhance the alliance between the two countries’ public security forces as well as the bilateral relationship.

Kiengkham Inphengthavong promised that he will continue to work with his Vietnamese colleagues to preserve the Vietnam-Laos special solidarity and deepen collaboration between the two public security ministries.-VNA