Six collectives of the northwest province of Son La were presented with the Lao Friendship Order and Medal on May 12 for their substantial support to their neighbouring country in personnel training.

The collectives included the provincial People’s Committee, the Department of Education and Training, the Department of External Relations, the Tay Bac (Northwest) University, the Son La Junior College and the Son La Medical School.

They were praised for helping northern Lao provinces in training personnel and building schools.

Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Deputy Governor of Laos’s Luang Prabang province Saysamone Khomthavong expressed his thanks to Son La and noted those who studied in Vietnam have since worked at Lao State agencies.

Chairman of the Son La People’s Committee Cam Ngoc Minh said it was their honour to receive the Lao titles, adding that the presentation also illustrates the special relationship and multifaceted cooperation between Son La and Luang Prabang and between the two countries broadly.-VNA