The Lao President has conferred the Order of Labour, second class on the Hanoi Confederation of Labour (HCL) for its assistance to the trade union organisation of the Lao capital city of Vientiane.

Secretary of the Lao Party Central Committee and Mayor of Vientiane Soukan Mahalath presented the decoration to HCL President Tran Van Thuc at a ceremony in Vientiane on May 6.

Earlier, Thuc and a HCL delegation were received by the Vientiane Mayor, who said he highly valued the HCL’s assistance to the Vientiane Federation of Trade Union (VFTU).

Soukan Mahalath affirmed that he will create favourable conditions for the VFTU and the HCL to realise plans under the signed agreement to care for and protect the legitimate interests of labourers, contributing to tightening the solidarity and brotherhood between the two capitals and the two countries.-VNA