The Director of the Republic of Korea’s Cultural Centre in Hanoi, Keum Gi Hyung, was presented with the insignia “For the Cause of Culture, Sports and Tourism” at a ceremony in Hanoi, on August 13.

The award is in recognition of Hyung’s contributions to promoting the friendship and cooperation between the two countries, especially in the fields of culture, sports and tourism, during his three-year term of office in Vietnam.

At the ceremony, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Tuan Anh highlighted Hyung’s role in encouraging RoK people to vote for Ha Long Bay as the new wonder of the world, and his assistance to Vietnam in organising cultural activities in the RoK.-VNA