Bosengkham Vongdala, member of the Central Committee of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and Minister of Information, Culture, and Tourism (centre) poses for a photo together with members of the CPV Central Committee's Office (Photo: VNA)
 
Hanoi (VNA) – The Lao State has conferred the Labour Order and Labour Medal on several outstanding individuals and collectives of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee’s Office in recognition of their significant contributions to Laos’ cause of information, culture, and publication in 2005-2013.

A ceremony was held in Hanoi on January 16 for the presentation of the noble decorations, under the chair of Nguyen Van Nen, head of the CPV Central Committee Office, and Bosengkham Vongdala, member of the Central Committee of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and Minister of Information, Culture, and Tourism.

On behalf of the Lao President and Prime Minister, Vongdala presented the first- and second-class Labour Orders to two individuals; Labour Medals to four collectives and six individuals; and a Certificate of Merit to one individual from the CPV Central Committee’s Office.

The Vietnamese official said his office has organised a number of cooperation activities with their Lao counterparts and carried out many support projects in the neighbouring country.

In 2005-2013, the two sides coordinated on professional training in archives, libraries, and information technology application, he said.

From 2013 to present, the Vietnamese office has carried out a wide range of activities and cooperation projects with Lao counterparts in the fields of information, culture, and publication, he added.

The bilateral cooperation outcomes over the past few years demonstrate the traditional friendship, special solidarity, and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries’ parties, states, and peoples.

He suggested the two sides promote bilateral relations in all fields for the sake of their peoples, as well as for peace, stability, cooperation, and development in the region and the world. –VNA