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Vietnam, Laos honour women’s union activists

The Vietnamese and Lao States have honoured several units and individuals of the women’s unions of the two countries for their outstanding contribution to the traditional friendship and special solidarity between Vietnamese and Laos women and peoples.

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam (first, right) presents the Order of Independence, second class, to Inlavan Keobounphan, President of the Laos Women’s Union (centre). (Photo: news.chinhphu.vn)

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam (first, right) presents the Order of Independence, second class, to Inlavan Keobounphan, President of the Laos Women’s Union (centre). (Photo: news.chinhphu.vn)

A ceremony was held for the purpose in Pleiku city in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai on April 6, on the occasion of a visit by a delegation of the Lao Women’s Union to Vietnam. 

At the ceremony, Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam presented the Order of Independence, second class, to Inlavan Keobounphan, President of the Laos Women’s Union (LWU); the Order of Independence, third class, to three Vice Presidents of the Lao union; and the Order of Friendship to 15 outstanding units and individuals of provincial and city LWU chapters.

At the authorization of the Lao Party and State leaders, President of the Laos Women’s Union Inlavan Keobounphan presented the Order of Freedom, third class, to three Vice Presidents of the Vietnam Women’s Federation (VWF), and the third-class Order of Labour to 10 outstanding units and individuals of the provincial chapters of the VWF.

Addressing the event, Deputy PM Dam highlighted the friendship and special solidarity between Vietnam and Laos, in which their women have a special position.

Over the past years, the two nations’ women unions have carried out numerous cooperation agreements with good outcomes in poverty reduction, health care for women and children, and border exchange.

He expressed his hope that Vietnamese and Lao women will continue building on and inspire the traditional friendship between the two nations in the young generations.

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