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Vietnam-Russia Friendship Association honours 10 Russian officials

07:53 | 08/08/2020

The Vietnam-Russia Friendship Association on August 7 presented insignias to officials of the Russian Embassy in Vietnam.

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Vietnamese and Russian officials pose for a group photo at the ceremony. (Photo: Vietnam Times)

The Vietnam-Russia Friendship Association on August 7 presented insignias to officials of the Russian Embassy in Vietnam in recognition of their significant contributions to the association.

The ceremony saw the attendance of Russian Ambassador to Vietnam Konstantin Vnukov, Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) President Nguyen Phuong Nga, and Vietnam-Russia Friendship Association President Tran Binh Minh, who is also General Director of Vietnam Television.

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Minister Counselor of the Russian Embassy in Vietnam Bublikov Vadim Vladimirovich receives the insignia. Photo: Vietnam Times

The honour was presented to Minister Counselor of the Russian Embassy in Vietnam Bublikov Vadim Vladimirovich, Counselors of the embassy Tanakov Sergey Lvovich and Nesterov Ivan Sergeevich, First Secretary of the embassy Maslov Alexandr Anatolyevich, Third Secretary Nilov Roman Stanislavovich, Russian Defense Attaché to Vietnam Boitsov Roman Valeryevich, Russian Trade Representative Kharinov Vyacheslav Nikolaevich, Acting Director of the Russian Centre for Science and Culture in Hanoi Vishnitskaya Elena Azatova, Director’s Assistant of the Russian Centre for Science and Culture Tokarev Yaroslav Vladimirovich, and Chief Representative of Russia’s TASS news agency Denisovich Yuri Alexandrovich.

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President of the Vietnam-Russia Friendship Association Tran Binh Minh (left) presents the insignia to Acting Director of the Russian Centre for Science and Culture in Hanoi Vishnitskaya Elena Azatova. Photo: Vietnam Times

In his remarks, Bublikov Vadim Vladimirovich stressed the significance of the ceremony, which, he said, has recognised efforts by Russian officials in Vietnam.

On behalf of the Russian officials, he pledged to make all-out efforts to contribute to enhancing the relations between Vietnam and Russia, and closely coordinate with the Vietnam-Russia Friendship Association in this regard.

vietnam russia friendship association honours 10 russian officials
President of the Vietnam-Russia Friendship Association Tran Binh Minh speaks at the ceremony. Photo: Vietnam Times

Addressing the ceremony, Minh applauded the active contributions of the officials to the association, helping to preserve and enhance the friendship and cooperation between Vietnamese and Russian people.

Minh expressed his hope for further support and cooperation between the association and the embassy in the time ahead./.

Seventy years ago, on January 1, 1950, the Soviet Union became one of the first countries to establish diplomatic ties with the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, contributing to the country's international recognition. However, the two countries’ relations started long before, dating back to the first time the young patriot named Nguyen Ai Quoc, who later became world-renowned as Ho Chi Minh, set foot in the Soviet Union on his journey of researching Communist theory and the national liberation movement. The first bricks of friendship and cooperation between Russia and Vietnam were laid during that time. People of the Soviet Union and later of Russia wholeheartedly supported Vietnamese people, both financially and mentally, during the Resistance War against America and post-war period. In those arduous days, important infrastructure was built and thousands of experts were trained in the USSR, many of them later held critical positions in the government, according to Russian Ambassador to Việt Nam K. V. Vnukov.
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