The Vietnam Union of Friendship Association (VUFO) on April 3 presented the “For peace and friendship of nations” insignia to outgoing Chinese Ambassador Kong Xuanyou in recognition of his contributions to the friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and China.

VUFO President Vu Xuan Hong praised the efforts of Ambassador Kong in activities to boost people-to-people contacts between the two nations.

Kong has actively coordinated with Vietnamese authorities and directly participated in the friendship activities held by the VUFO and the Vietnam-China Friendship Association, he said.

Ambassador Kong said it is his honour to receive the noblest award of the VUFO.

The diplomat pledged that in the future, in any position that he serves, he will continue working hard to make further contributions to the development of bilateral ties between the two countries as well as the traditional relations between the two Parties, States and peoples.-VNA