The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) on November 13 presented the State’s Friendship Medal to Denhisovich Yuri Aleksandrovich, Chief Representative of the Russian News Agency TASS in Vietnam, for his contributions to the friendship and cooperation between the two countries.

At the presentation ceremony in Hanoi, VNA General Director Nguyen Duc Loi said Aleksandrovich has actively engaged in cooperation activities between VNA and TASS, and believed in the journalist’s greater achievements in his career to help deepen friendship among peoples in the world, particularly between Vietnam and Russia.

Expressing his honour to receive the noble reward of the Vietnamese State, Aleksandrovich pledged to do his utmost to strengthen the countries’ strategic comprehensive partnership and nurture the two peoples’ amity.

With his fluent Vietnamese and profound understanding of the country’s law and culture, the Russian reporter published stories reflecting Vietnam comprehensively, contributing to promoting the friendship, partnership and mutual understanding between the two countries.

Over the past years, VNA and TASS have effectively conducted the exchange of information, delegations and reporters, assisted each other’s correspondents, and cooperated at regional and international forums.-VNA