Da Nang, April 21 (VNA) – The Lao State has presented medals and orders to 33 officials, experts, and volunteer soldiers in Vietnam’s central Da Nang city in recognition of their contributions to Laos’s revolution.
The presentation ceremony took place in Da Nang on April 20 as one of activities to salute the 55th anniversary of Vietnam-Laos diplomatic ties and the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Vietnam-Laos Friendship and Cooperation Treaty.
Khamsena Phommaseng, Consul General of Laos in Da Nang, said Vietnamese volunteer soldiers fought side by side with Lao armed forces during the two resistance wars.
Da Nang sent hundreds of courageous volunteer soldiers to Laos, he noted.
In 2016, the State of Laos presented orders and medals to nearly 9,000 officials, experts and soldiers of Vietnam to acknowledge their exploits and sacrifices to Laos’s revolutionary cause, he said.