Belgian Ambassador to Vietnam Jehanne Roccas. (Photo: Embassy of Belgium in Vietnam)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisation (VUFO) has presented the “For Peace and Friendship Among Nations” insignia to Belgian Ambassador to Vietnam Jehanne Roccas in recognition of her contributions to enhancing the mutual understanding, friendship and cooperation between the two countries’ people.

VUFO Vice President Bui Khac Son handed over the insignia to the outgoing ambassador at a ceremony in Hanoi on August 7.

Speaking at the event, Son applauded the diplomat’s contributions to Vietnam-Belgium ties, especially in politics-diplomacy, trade, economy, development, education and people-to-people exchange.

She has actively organised visits and working sessions between leaders of ministries, agencies, organisations and businesses of both countries, he said.

She has also worked to accelerate the implementation of the Belgian Government’s non-refundable aid projects in several localities in Vietnam in the fields of State management, human resources development and climate change response, he added.

Son expressed his wish that Jehanne Roccas, in any capacity, will continue contributing to consolidating and developing the friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and Belgium.

For her part, the Belgian ambassador said she was honoured to receive the insignia, the most notable reward of the VUFO.

She affirmed that her country is ready to support Vietnam in various areas, especially education, believing those who have studied in Belgium will serve as an important bridge for the two nations’ friendship and cooperation.

She promised that in any capacity, she will try her best to develop the relationship between Vietnam and Belgium as well as the amity and solidarity between their people.-VNA