Chairman of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) Vu Xuan Hong presented the insignia “For Peace and Friendship among Nations” to President of the Korea Rural Community Corporation (KRC) Lee Sang Mu, in Hanoi on December 5.

The decoration was in recognition of Lee Sang Mu’s significant contributions to developing agriculture and rural areas in Vietnam as well as enhancing the friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and the Republic of Korea, the VUFO Chairman said.

As President of the Global Agriculture Policy Institute and the Asia-Pacific Agriculture Policy Forum, Lee Sang Mu has arranged for hundreds of Vietnamese managers in the agricultural sector to study rural development in the RoK, and provided financial support to help the country carry out a number of rural development projects after RoK’s model.

Appointed President and Director General of the KRC in September 2013, Lee Sang Mu decided to open a KRC representative office in Hanoi, aiming to enhance cooperation with Vietnam via the suppliance of flood-warning equipment.

He also worked closely with the Ministry of Agriculture and rural Development in implementing RoK’s official development assistance projects in central Thanh Hoa and Nghe An provinces.-VNA