Chairman of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) Vu Xuan Hong presented the insignia “For Peace and Friendship among Nations” to Hwang Geum-Chu, Chairman of the Republic of Korea- Vietnam Cultural Exchange Association in Hanoi on January 29.

The decoration recognised the Korean national’s contributions to boosting cooperation between the RoK and Vietnam via cultural exchange activities.

In recent years, Hwang Geum-Chu has supported the organisation of academic workshops on “Nhat ky trong tu” (President Ho Chi Minh’s Prison Diary), Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos, and an international workshop on poet Nguyen Du and Truyen Kieu (The Tale of Kieu).

He has given assistance to Vietnamese brides and students who are living and studying in the RoK.

Speaking at the event, VUFO Chairman underscored that Hwang Geum-Chu’s contributions have brought the two peoples closer.

Hwang Geum-Chu expressed his honour to receive the award from VUFO.

He said his association’s purpose is sharing experience with Vietnam in the construction of new style rural area as well as organising cultural exchange activities to help promote bilateral relations.-VNA