Vietnam’s Gia Lai province and Laos’ Attapeu province on June 7 organised a ceremony to present Laos’ awards for units and individuals in Gia Lai, in recognition of their contributions to the ties between the two provinces.

During the past year, the two provinces have supported each other in numerous areas such as economy, culture, education and training, and transportation, bringing specific and practical benefits to both sides.

Gia Lai has trained medical workers and teachers for Attapeu and built a 4.7 billion VND school for the Lao province, while Attapeu helped train five Vietnamese officials in Lao language.

They have also worked closely in ensuring security and public order and building a border line of peace and friendship. The two provinces have completed the demarcation of boundary line and planting of land marker in line with the treaty on national border delimitation between Vietnam and Laos signed in July 1977.

The Lao President conferred the second and third-class Freedom Order to 11 individuals in Gia Lai, while three other units and 18 individuals were awarded the Friendship Order and four individuals received the Friendship Insignia.

Fifteen units and two individuals in Gia Lai province were presented with the Lao Prime Minister’s Certificate of Merit.-VNA