Outgoing Chinese Ambassador Kong Xuanyou has been presented with the Friendship Order in recognition of his service to Vietnam – China friendly cooperation.

The distinction was conferred on him by Deputy Foreign Minister Ho Xuan Son in Hanoi on April 11.

The Friendship Order is a service award by the State of Vietnam for foreign individuals or organisations that have merits in forging, consolidating and developing friendship between Vietnam and other countries around the world.-VNA