Medals, certificates and orders of merit were presented to Vietnamese groups and individuals by Laos in Hanoi on June 29 to honour these people’s help to build and establish its museums and memorial sites.

Suwandi Sisawat, Vice Chairman of the Central Committee of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party, granted first-class Labour Orders to Director of the Ho Chi Minh Museum Chu Duc Tinh, Director of the museum’s Display and Application Centre Nguyen Khac Thinh, and the museum staff - all of whom have played an influential role in establishing museums in Laos.

Dam Duc Vuong, former Deputy Director of the Institute of Ho Chi Minh and the Party Leaders, received the second-class Labour Order.

The Kim Lien Memorial Site in the central province of Nghe An, the birthplace of President Ho Chi Minh, was presented with the third-class Labour Order.

Two Labour Medals and six certificates of merit were also given to the museum staff.

In the past, Vietnam has helped Laos to build the President Kaysone Phomvihane Museum, the President Souphanouvong Memorial Site and the Ho Chi Minh Memorial Site in the Nongbok district of Khammouane province.

On the same day as the presentations, Sisawat, who is also chairman of the Kaysone Phomvihane Museum, signed a cooperation agreement with Ho Chi Minh Museum director Tinh linking the two museums for the 2014-2015 period.-VNA