Phimmasone Loungkhamma, member of the Central Committee of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and Secretary of Luang Namtha province Party Committee, was bestowed with the Hanoi honourable resident title at a ceremony held in Vientiane on April 20 by the Vietnamese Embassy in Lao and the Hanoi People’s Committee.

Speaking at the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to Laos Nguyen Manh Hung affirmed that the title aims to show Hanoi’s respect and appreciation for the contributions made by Phimmasone Loungkhamma to the city’s development and international cooperation over the past few years.

Hung expressed his hope that the Lao official would do his utmost to enhance the traditional relationship between the two countries.

For his part, Phimmasone Loungkhamma voiced his delight at the title, pledging to nurture the friendship and bolster comprehensive cooperation between the two Parties and peoples.

In October 2014, the Hanoi People’s Committee decided to present the honourable resident title to 12 individuals with significant contributions to the city’s development towards peace, social advancement and international cooperation.-VNA