President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) Vu Xuan Hong on June 29 granted its noblest insignia “For Peace and Friendship among Nations” to outgoing Ambassador of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to Vietnam Kim Chang In.

Speaking highly of the diplomat’s working tenure in Vietnam, Hong said that the insignia is in recognition of his contributions to boosting the two countries’ friendship, solidarity and cooperation.

The ambassador expressed his honour to receive such a noble award, affirming that he will continue contributing to consolidating and developing the bilateral ties in any position.

During his tenure since December 2010, the diplomat has actively worked with Vietnamese ministries, agencies and localities and proposed numerous initiatives to boost collaboration between the two countries.-VNA