Deputy Foreign Minister Ho Xuan Son on September 26 presented Friendship Order to Heather Mhairi Riddell, New Zealand Ambassador to Vietnam, for her active contributions to boosting the two countries’ relations.

At a reception in Hanoi for the outgoing diplomat, Son highly valued Riddell’s efforts and important contributions made during her term in Vietnam, especially to strengthening and lifting Vietnam-New Zealand friendship and comprehensive cooperation to a new height.

The ambassador expressed her pride to receive the honour and affirmed that she will continue contributing to further intensifying the bilateral ties.-VNA