Cho Young-jin, CEO of Lotteria Co., Ltd from the Republic of Korea was awarded the “For Peace and Friendship among Nations” insignia his contributions to social and charitable activities in Vietnam.

Addressing the ceremony in Hanoi on October 20, President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) Vu Xuan Hong said apart from sponsoring the TV programme “Cau thu ti hon”, Lotteria has engaged in combating HIV/AIDS, building houses for the poor in Ho Chi Minh city, helping natural disaster victims in Da Nang alongside joining voluntary work at SOS children’s village in Hanoi.

For his part, Cho expressed his honour to receive the VUFO’s award, saying that he will continue to implement social and cultural activities, contributing to fostering and developing friendship between the two countries’ people.

Entering Vietnam in 1998, Lotteria has so far opened more than 140 branches in the Southeast Asian nation.-VNA