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RoK ambassador awarded Việt Nam’s friendship medal

Update: April, 06/2018 - 09:00
Ambassador of the Republic of Korea (RoK) to Việt Nam Lee Hyuk.

HÀ NỘI — Vice President and Secretary General of the Việt Nam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) Đôn Tuấn Phong presented the Medal for Peace and Friendship among Nations to outgoing Ambassador of the Republic of Korea (RoK) to Việt Nam Lee Hyuk in recognition of his remarkable contributions to promoting the two countries’ friendship and co-operation.

Phong congratulated the ambassador on his successful working tenure in Việt Nam and recognised his active efforts to enhance cooperative relations between Vietnamese and Korean ministries, departments and localities over the past two years, helping further deepen the Việt Nam-RoK strategic co-operative partnership.

The ambassador also supported activities of the VUFO and the Việt Nam-RoK Friendship Association in general as well as people-to-people exchanges in particular, Phong said, adding that Lee Hyuk had visited many places and met with a lot of people in Việt Nam to gain a deeper understanding about the Southeast Asian country.

Phong expressed his hope that the ambassador, in any position, will make more contributions to reinforcing and developing the friendly co-operative relations between Việt Nam and the RoK.

Lee Hyuk said he is honoured to receive the medal, noting that during his working tenure in Việt Nam, he had witnessed the strong development of Việt Nam-RoK economic co-operation and people-to-people exchanges.

In particular, he had the chance to accompany President Moon Jae-in and his spouse on a three-day State visit to Việt Nam in March this year.

He added that he will take up a new position as Secretary General of the RoK-ASEAN Centre from April 15, and pledged to do his utmost to step up the relations between the RoK and ASEAN, and particularly between the RoK and Việt Nam. — VNS

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