Vietnam ’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs presented the Friendship Order to Brazilian Ambassador João de Mendonca Lima Neto at a ceremony in Hanoi on Feb. 3.

After the ceremony, Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh spoke highly of the ambassador’s contribution during his 4-year term to consolidating and developing the Vietnam-Brazil friendly relations and comprehensive cooperation.

The Brazilian Ambassador expressed his honour when receiving the noble award, and thanked Vietnamese Ministries, sectors and partners for their support.

He also affirmed that he will continue to contribute to strengthening the two countries’ relations./.