The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) awarded the insignia “For Peace and Friendship among Nations” for Li Xiaolin, head of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, at a ceremony in Hanoi on July 18.

Addressing the event, VUFO’s President Vu Xuan Hong acknowledged Li Xiaolin’s meritorious service in coordinating a range of meaningful programmes, such as the Vietnam-China Friendship Festival, the Vietnam-China People’s Forum, activities to mark the 65 th anniversary of Vietnam-China ties and a tour travelling across destinations where the late President Ho Chi Minh had been to in the past.

Li Xiaolin said she was honoured to receive the noble award and stressed that people of the two countries will always foster the friendship built by the two nations’ leaders.-VNA