President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations Vu Xuan Hong on May 29 presented the insignia “For Peace and Friendship among Nations” to the Republic of Korea (RoK)’s Ambassador to Vietnam Ha Chan Ho, in recognition of his contributions to the two countries’ relations.

The Ambassador said he was delighted with the honour and took the occasion to thank Vietnamese agencies for their support and cooperation during his tenure in Vietnam.

He affirmed that in any position in the future, he will continue working to further strengthen the friendship and cooperation between the RoK and Vietnam .

During his working term in Vietnam from June 2011, Ambassador Ha worked closely with the Vietnamese side to organise visits of the two countries’ leaders, and successfully hold the “2012 Vietnam-RoK Friendship Year”.

He worked hard to speed up the two sides’ economic ties to turn the RoK into one of Vietnam ’s leading economic partners.

The Ambassador also helped boost negotiations of the Vietnam-RoK free trade agreement (FTA) as well as cultural and educational activities between the countries. He asked the RoK Government to increase official development assistance (ODA) for Vietnam.

Besides, the diplomat also visited many Vietnamese cities and provinces to intensify cooperation between the two sides’ localities.-VNA