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Laos honours VN repatriation mission

Update: September, 24/2013 - 09:20
The Lao government honoured 63 Vietnamese organisations and 148 individuals at a ceremony in Ha Noi yesterday for their efforts to locate and repatriate the remains of Vietnamese soldiers and non-combat servicemen who died in Laos during the American War in Viet Nam.— Photo mod.gov.vn

HA NOI (VNS)— The Lao government honoured 63 Vietnamese organisations and 148 individuals at a ceremony in Ha Noi yesterday for their efforts to locate and repatriate the remains of Vietnamese soldiers and non-combat servicemen who died in Laos during the American War in Viet Nam.

On behalf of the Lao State and Government, Deputy Defence Minister and head of the Lao Government's Special Working Commission, Lieut. Gen. Chansamon Channhalat presented the Friendship Order, the Friendship Medal and Ministry of Defence certificates of merit to recipients and representatives.

Addressing the event, Deputy Defence Minister Chansamon Channhalat thanked the Vietnamese Party, State, army and citizens for offering Laos whole-hearted support in its past fight for independence and its current drive for development.

He said the excellent work of collectives and individuals in searching for and repatriating the remains of Vietnamese people who lost their lives in conflict had helped tighten the special friendship, solidarity and comprehensive co-operation between Laos and Viet Nam.

Commander of the Military Zone 4, Lieut. Gen. Nguyen Huu Cuong expressed his honour at receiving an accolade, saying that it was a manifestation of the Party and State's policies on war heroes. — VNS

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