At the granting ceremony (Source: nhandan.com)
Ha Nam (VNA) – A ceremony was held in the northern province of Ha Nam on November 30 to present Lao orders and medals to volunteer soldiers and military experts in recognition of their contributions to Laos’ revolutionary cause.

Among those awarded, three fallen soldiers were honoured with Laos’ first-class Freedom Order, 30 individuals received first-class Victory Order, and 15 others, anti-American resistance medals.

Speaking at the ceremony, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Xuan Dong said he hopes the recipients will actively contributing to protecting the traditional friendship between the two countries.

He noted that the locality has bolstered comprehensive cooperation with Laos’ northwestern province of Oudomxay in various fields.

Laos decided to present its orders and medals to nearly 9,000 Vietnamese soldiers in 2016.-VNA