Three agencies in the northern province of Thai Nguyen have been honoured with Lao Friendship Orders presented by Saisamon Khomthavong, Vice Governor of Luang Prabang province.

The three recipients are the provincial People’s Committee, the provincial Department of Education and Training and the Department of External Affairs.

Saisamon Khomthavong took the occasion to thank Vietnam in general and Thai Nguyen province in particular for helping Luang Prabang train Lao students.

Since 2010, thousands of Lao students have studied in Thai Nguyen.

Thai Nguyen leaders informed the Lao delegation of the province’s recent social-economic situation and urged Luang Prabang to continue creating favourable conditions for Thai Nguyen enterprises to expand investment, thus tightening diplomatic and economic ties between the two localities.

Thai Nguyen currently has 20 enterprises operating in export, import and tourism in Laos, producing dozens of billions VND in revenue and thousands of jobs for workers from both countries.-VNA