Pong Kok Tian, Singaporean Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City has been awarded “For Peace and Friendship among Nations” insignia for his contributions to strengthening bilateral friendship and cooperation.

The insignia, the noblest distinction granted by the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisation was conferred to the diplomat at a ceremony on June 14. Pong Kok Tian wrapped up his working term in Vietnam .

Since March, 2010, Pong Kok Tian has prominently displayed his role as a bridge connecting the two countries through various people-to-people diplomatic activities in HCM City, and boosting friendship and connectivity between local people and Singaporean businesspeople.

He has also paid much attention to charitable, humanitarian and cultural and friendship activities during his term of office.-VNA