The Lao State has awarded the Labour Order, Labour Medal and certificates of merit to the Vietnam National Political Publishing House and some of its officials in recognition of their contributions and support for the Lao National Publishing House.
On behalf of the Lao government, Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Bosengkham Vongdara presented the decorations at a ceremony in Hanoi on June 28.
Besides its cooperation with the Lao National Publishing and Book Distribution House in publishing activities, the Vietnam National Political Publishing House joined a project to publish a set of 38 books on the special relations between Vietnam and Laos in 1930-2007, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic ties and the 35 th year since the signing of the Vietnam-Laos friendship and cooperation treaty.
The publishing house also oversaw the building of a new office building for the Lao National Publishing and Book Distribution House, which was inaugurated earlier this month.
Under their cooperation agreement, the Vietnam National Political Publishing House also helps train staff of the Lao partner in professional skills.-VNA