At the ceremony (Source: nhandan.com.vn)

Son La (VNA) – The northern mountainous province of Son La held a ceremony in Son La city on November 22 to receive noble orders and medals conferred by Laos.

At the ceremony, empowered by the Lao President and Prime Minister, Phethavone Philavan, member of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee, Secretary of the Party Committee, and Governor of Luang Namtha province, presented a Development Medal to Son La province and a Friendship Order to the province’s Police Department.

On behalf of the Lao President, Vansay Phengsumma, member of the LPRP Central Committee, Secretary of the Party Committee, and Governor of Houaphan province, handed over a second-class Freedom Order to Secretary of the Son La Party Committee Hoang Van Chat; as well as third-class Freedom Orders to Deputy Secretaries of the Son La Party Committee Nguyen Dac Quynh and Nguyen Huu Dong, and Deputy Secretary of the Son La Party Committee and Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Cam Ngoc Minh.

Addressing the event, Secretary of the Son La Party Committee Hoang Van Chat said that the noble awards reflect the Lao Party and State’s recognition of Son La province and the contributions of its officials towards promoting the traditional friendship, special solidarity, and comprehensive cooperation between the parties, states, and people of Vietnam and Laos.

He affirmed that the Party Organisation, administration and people of Son La have remained highly aware of the significance in preserving, reinforcing, and developing Vietnam-Laos ties, which were founded by President Ho Chi Minh, President Kaysone Phomvihane, and President Suphanuvong.

Chat pledged to continue strengthening the solidarity and comprehensive partnership between Son La and Houaphan, Luang Namtha, and other northern Lao provinces.–VNA