HCMNAP Director Ta Ngoc Tan (L) and head of Lao Party Central Committee's Commission for Propaganda and Training Kikeo Khaykhamphithoune
Hanoi (VNA) – Leaders of the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics (HCMNAP) were honoured with the Isala and Labour Orders of the Lao Party and State during a ceremony in Hanoi on April 11, in recognition of their contribution to training Lao officials.

Secretary of the Lao Party Central Committee and head of its Commission for Propaganda and Training Kikeo Khaykhamphithoune granted the Isala Order, second class, to HCMNAP Director Ta Ngoc Tan and the Labour Order, first class, to Vice Director Nguyen Tat Giap.

Khaykhamphithoune, in his speech, hailed the HCMNAP for helping the Lao Party and State train generations of high-ranking officials in different levels, generating a source of managerial personnel with political firmness.

Director Tan said the HCMNAP will deepen bilateral ties with Laos by embarking on key studies which will serve as a reference for the two Parties to shape policies, thereby nurturing the Vietnam – Laos friendship and comprehensive cooperation.-VNA