Lao Deputy Prime Minister Thongloun Sousilih presented Friendship Medals to Le Van Kiem, the Chief Executive Officer and Tran Cam Nhung, the General Director, of the Long Thanh-Vientiane economic zone, for their important contributions to Vietnamese-Laotian ties and Laos’ socio-economic development in particular.

Speaking at the presentation ceremony on Apr. 11 in Vientiane , Sousilih praised the proactive moves taken by the two Vietnamese business leaders during their time in the country and for donating nearly 5 million USD to support Lao people.

The Deputy Prime Minister said that he hopes the construction of the Long Thanh-Vientiane economic zone will be completed on schedule and becomes a symbol of cooperation between both countries.

Le Van Kiem, a veteran who was born in 1945, thanked the Lao Government for encouraging and enabling his firm to make various investments in the country.

He is also committed to his charitable activities and is keen to build on the special relationship that Vietnam and Laos have forged over the years.-VNA