At the event, authorized by the Lao President, Mr. Bounthong Divixay, member of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party, Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of Champasak province, conferred the order on the Vietnamese Command.

At the ceremony 

The award was in recognition of Military Region 5’s outstanding achievements in preserving and fostering the traditional friendship and special solidarity as well as comprehensive cooperation between the two neighboring countries.

Over the past years, affiliates of Military Region 5 have closely cooperated with relevant departments to boost cooperative ties and further support Lao units, such as Infantry Division 5, military commands of four Southern Lao provinces and Viengsay Non-commissioned Officers Training School No.2. These have contributed to promoting socio-economic and cultural development and upholding defense-security in both countries.

Addressing the ceremony, Lieutenant General Nguyen Long Cang, Deputy-Secretary of the Party Committee and Commander of Military Region 5, sent deep thanks to the Lao Party and State for the noble order and confirmed that the military region will strengthen its comprehensive cooperation with Laos in the coming time, so as to further cement the solidarity between the two countries.

Translated by Mai Huong