The Lao State has awarded the Labour Order to two former Vietnamese music teachers—Tran To Lan and Dinh Quang Hop—in recognition of their devotion and hard work in educating Lao students who studied at the National Music Academy from the 1955-1969 academic years.

On behalf of the Lao Government, Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Bosengkham Vongdara presented the decorations at a ceremony held in Vientiane on April 10.

Representing former Lao students who studied in Vietnam, Buangan Saphuvong, Deputy Minister of Lao Information, Culture and Tourism, thanked the Vietnamese Government for its support in training Lao human resources.

He affirmed that Vietnamese teachers’ service to Lao music students contributes to strengthening the friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two Parties, States and peoples.-VNA