Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Phạm Trường Giang, former Vietnamese ambassador to Morocco, was yesterday awarded the “Grand Officer of Wissam Al Alaoui” order by the King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, in recognition of his efforts to foster close, friendly relations between the two countries.
Giang was the Vietnamese ambassador to Morocco from 2013-2016.
Moroccan Ambassador to Việt Nam, Azzeddine Farhane, conferred the order on behalf of the king during a reception held at the envoy’s residence in Hà Nội.
“Ambassador Phạm Trường Giang played an important role in strengthening the friendly and cordial relations between Morocco and Việt Nam, by participating in and organising the 3rd session of the joint co-operation commission and the 4th session of political consultations and cementing strong bilateral agreements between our two countries,” Farhane said.
These included agreements on tourism and co-operation between Moroccan export promotion agency Maroc Export and Việt Nam’s VietTrade, as well as co-operation between the Moroccan Academy for Diplomatic Studies and Diplomatic Academy of Việt Nam, and an MoU on airway servies.
Giang said that for several years now, he has witnessed strong growth in bilateral ties between Việt Nam and Morocco in all fields including politics, economy, commerce and culture. The two countries have held exchange visits by delegations at different levels, signed and brought into force a number of agreements of cooperation and partnership, and increased the bilateral trade volumes.
The Vietnamese diplomat also said that during his tenure, he had the opportunity to witness great achievements that the Moroccan people had gained under the leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI. These include an economic growth rate of 4.5 per cent, increased living standards and well-built infrastructure that would facilitate Morocco’s growth.
Giang pledged that he would continue to work for further development of the relationship between Việt Nam and Morocco. -- VNS