Singaporean Ambassador to Vietnam Simon Wong Wie Kuen has received the Friendship Order for his active contributions to fostering the friendship and comprehensive cooperation between the two nations.

Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh presented the award to the outgoing Singaporean diplomat at a reception for the latter in Hanoi on August 3.

Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Minh spoke highly of Simon’s efforts and important contributions during his time of office, especially in politics, economic-trade-investment, defence-security, education-training, and tourism.

The ambassador affirmed that on his new post, he will continue his efforts to further strengthen the bilateral ties./.VNA