Lao nationals in Son La granted Vietnamese citizenship hinh anh 1The citizenship recipients at the ceremony (Photo: VNA)
Son La (VNA) – As many as 88 Lao nationals currently residing in the north-western province of Son La were granted Vietnamese citizenship during a ceremony held in the province on September 18.

In pursuant to Decision No. 1372 dated August 14, 2019 of President Nguyen Phu Trong, the Vietnamese citizenship was offered to Lao nationals in Long Sap, Chieng Son, Chieng Khua communes of Moc Chau district.

At the event, Chairman of the People’s Committee of Moc Chau district Pham Duc Chinh said local authorities will create optimal conditions for them to take part in socio-economic activities, thereby contributing to the province’s development.

On behalf of the citizenship recipients, Vang Thi Pa from Long Sap commune vowed to comply with Vietnam’s policies and laws.

The newly-recognised Vietnamese citizens will be helped with procedures such as the application for birth certificates, identity cards, and marriage registration documents.

From now until October 15, an additional 200 Lao nationals living in the province will be granted Vietnamese citizenship, in line with the Vietnamese and Lao Governments’ agreement on addressing undocumented migration and marriage in the shared border regions./.