Friendship medal presented to former French Ambassador
(VNF) - Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son presented the Friendship Medal to former French Ambassador to Vietnam Jean-Noel Poirier at a ceremony in Hanoi on May 11th.
Former French Ambassador to Vietnam Jean-Noel Poirier received the Friendship Medal from Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son. (Photo: Quang Chinh)
Speaking at the event, Deputy Minister Son praised the former Ambassador's efforts in promoting the friendship and multi-facet cooperation between two countries during his tenure in Vietnam.
The noble award constitutes the recognition of the former ambassador’s efforts and contributions to strengthening the Vietnam – France strategic partnership in politics, foreign affairs, national defence, economy, science, culture and education, said Deputy Minister Son.
Former French Ambassador to Vietnam Jean-Noel Poirier shakes hand with Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son. (Photo: Quang Chinh)
For his part, Jean-Noel Poirier extended sincere thank to the state and people of Vietnam for presenting him the honorary medal, which acknowledges his contribution in reinforcing bilateral ties as an inpidual during his term.
He also pledged to continue contributing to further enhancing the relations between Vietnam and France./.
Translated by Minh Chau