Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla (R) presents the Friendship Medal to Vietnamese Ambassador Duong Minh (Photo: VNA)

Havana (VNA) – The Council of State of Cuba has decided to present Friendship Medal to Duong Minh, Vietnamese Ambassador to Cuba, in acknowledgement of his contributions to the two countries’ traditional relations.

A presentation ceremony was solemnly held in Havana during which Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla handed over the medal to Ambassador Duong Minh.

Announcing the decision earlier, Deputy Foreign Minister Rogelio Sierra reviewed progresses in the two countries’ friendship during the diplomat’s working term, laying emphasis on achievements in agriculture, trade, biotechnology, construction, education, finance and tourism.

For his part, Ambassador Duong Minh pledged that he will continue contributing to preserving and developing the special relations between Vietnam and Cuba in any posts in the future.-VNA