April 21, 2017 | 21:32 (GMT+7)
Vietnamese volunteer soldiers receive Lao noble orders
PANO - 33 former Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and experts in Laos from Da Nang central city, received orders and medals from the Lao government on April 20 in recognition of their contributions to the neighboring country's revolutionary cause.
The honoring ceremony was part of activities in celebration of the 55th anniversary of the establishment of Vietnam – Laos diplomatic ties and the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Vietnam – Laos Treaty of Amity and Cooperation.
Addressing the event, Consul General of the Lao People's Democratic Republic in Da Nang City, Mr. Khamsena Phommaseng held that Vietnamese volunteer soldiers always brought into play their heroic traditions and stood next to the Lao revolutionary armed forces during their national struggle. Hundreds of troops from the Vietnamese central city joined international missions in his country, fought bravely and acquired many feats of arms, he stressed.
The Lao consul general said that the orders and medals would contribute to strengthening the traditional friendship between the two peoples of Vietnam and Laos.
To recognize contributions made by the Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and experts, last year, the Laos decided to honor nearly 9,000 Vietnamese veterans, including the ones from Da Nang city, with noble orders and medals.
Among the recipients, one veteran was granted the Issara (Freedom) Order; six others honored with the Victory Orders; 18 others received the anti-French Resistance Medals and the anti-US Resistance Medals went to eight remainders.
Translated by Trung Thanh