Vietnamese Former Official Honoured with RoK’s Order of Diplomatic Service Merit Gwanghwa Medal
|At the ceremony held at the Vietnam's National Assembly’s building on May 6. Photo: VNT|
Tran Van Tuy, former head of the National Assembly Standing Committee’s board for deputy affairs and former Chairman of the Vietnam - Republic of Korea (RoK) Parliamentary Friendship Group, has been honored with the Order of Diplomatic Service Merit (Grand Gwanghwa Medal –1st Rank), one of the highest civilian awards given by the RoK, at the Vietnam's National Assembly’s building on May 6.
Addressing the ceremony, Ambassador of the RoK Park Noh-wan said the RoK Government bestows the orders of diplomatic service merit upon the ones making significant contributions to the RoK’s friendship with other countries, and the Grand Gwanghwa Medal is the noblest among those orders.
Reviewing the recipient’s dedication to the Vietnam - RoK relations, Park noted that when Tuy served as Chairman of the People’s Committee and then Secretary of the Party Committee of Bac Ninh province, he considerably helped facilitate investment by Korean businesses, including Samsung Electronics.
|Tran Van Tuy received the Grand Gwanghwa Medal from Ambassador of the RoK to Vietnam Park Noh-wa. Photo: VNT|
Acting as Chairman of the Vietnam - RoK Parliamentary Friendship Group from 2016 to 2021, he greatly assisted with the successful organisation of mutual visits by the two countries’ leaders and parliamentary friendship groups, thereby helping elevate bilateral parliamentary cooperation to a new level.
Tuy also made considerable contributions to the settlement of many common issues and challenges facing both countries, including the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the diplomat.
Park said the RoK Government’s presentation of the medal to Tuy is the recognition of his active and effective dedication to bilateral connections.
|The Grand Gwanghwa Medal is the RoK’s highest order for a foreign high-ranking leader. Photo: VNT|
As Vietnam and the RoK will mark the 30th founding anniversary of their diplomatic relations this year, the ambassador expressed his belief that Tuy’s contributions will be one of the stepping stones for the countries to lift their ties to the highest level.
He also asked the former official to keep supporting the Vietnam - RoK friendship in the time to come.
For his part, Tuy said the order he received is not only his honour but also a common reward for the Vietnam - RoK Parliamentary Friendship Group, whose members are all devoted to diplomatic activities.
He is honored to be the representative of such a group to receive the noble award of the Korean Government.
|Tran Van Tuy delivers his speech after received the merit. Photo: VNT|
Tuy said that during the term of the XIV National Assembly, the two Parliamentary Friendship Groups left many good impressions, contributing to the brilliant success of parliamentary diplomacy.
In which, the two sides have many diverse, rich and practical exchange activities, continue to promote the bridge role of the two countries' Parliamentary Friendship Groups including promoting delegation and information exchange, and expansion of meetings, effective and practical forms of cooperation as well as monitoring the implementation of treaties and agreements signed between the two countries; enhancing Vietnam - Korea cooperation more deeply, effectively and sustainably.
In particular, actively acting as a bridge between the two Parliamentary Friendship Groups in popularise the friendship between the peoples of the two countries and the two National Assemblies; supporting enterprises of the two sides to invest and cooperate in business; protecting the legal rights of citizens, especially Vietnamese brides in multicultural families in the RoK.
He affirmed that receiving the noble merit of the RoK;s Government is both encouragement, honour, responsibility and affection for him.
The former Chairman of the Vietnam - RoK Parliamentary Friendship Group also pledged continued efforts to help develop the two countries’ relations to a new height.
|Standing Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Tran Thanh Man, who's also Chairman of the Vietnam - RoK Parliamentary Friendship Group gave flowers to congratulate Tran Van Tuy. Photo: VNT|
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