The Ministry of Public Security has presented an insignia to Japanese-Vietnamese Special Ambassador Sugi Ryotaro, acknowledging his contributions to boosting its partnership with Japanese counterparts.

At the Hanoi ceremony on May 5, Minister General Tran Dai Quang praised Sugi Ryotaro for helping enhance mutual understanding between the two countries through cooperation programmes and cultural exchanges, especially the Japanese side’s assistance to fire prevention and fighting and search and rescue activities.

He said he hopes that the ambassador, who is also the Vietnamese-Japanese Special Ambassador, will continue to carry out activities to further promote the affiliation between the ministry and Japan’s competent agencies.

He also hoped that the Japanese side would donate more fire-fighting engines and equipment to the ministry and help it hold delegation exchanges to learn about Japan’s experience in fire prevention and fighting and rescue.

Sugi Ryotaro pledged to do his utmost to bring the two sides’ friendship and partnership to a new height for peace and mutual interests of the two people, the region and the world at large.-VNA