Speaking at the event on February 2, VUFO Vice Chairman Don Tuan Phong thanked the ambassador and his embassy for supporting activities of the VUFO and the Vietnam-China Friendship Association.
Hong’s assistance has helped promote the friendship and cooperation between the two countries and their people, he affirmed.
Expressing his honour to receive such a noble reward, Hong said that the nearly four-year working tenure in Vietnam was an important period in his diplomatic career, helping him to understand more about the bilateral relations.
As the two countries have entered a new development phase, they should step up people-to-people exchange activities, he suggested.
He confirmed that in any positions, he will work to foster the friendship and cooperation between the Chinese and Vietnamese people.