The Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) and its scientists were awarded with Lao honours at a ceremony in Hanoi on July 23.

At the event, Lao Minister of Science and Technology Boviengkham Vongdara presented the Order of Labour, second class, to VAST along with ITXALA Order, second class, and the Medal of Labour to its scientists.

On the occasion, VAST granted the honorary doctorate to Vongdara in recognition of his contributions to scientific cooperation between the two countries.-VNA