Canadian Ambassador honoured with friendship insignia

VOV.VN - Out-going Canadian Ambassador Deborah Paul has been honoured with the “For peace and friendship among nations” insignia for her valuable contributions to consolidating and deepening the mutual understanding, friendship, and co-operation between the nation and Canada.

During a ceremony held in Hanoi on February 16, President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) Nguyen Phuong Nga highlighted several important events in the relationship between the two countries during the Canadian diplomat’s tenure. Notable events include the 45th founding anniversary of diplomatic relations in 2018 which marked the fruitful and sustainable development of bilateral ties.

Ambassador Paul has played an important role in arranging high-level meetings, phone talks, and exchanges of letters between leaders from both sides, whilst she has also called for support to be given to Vietnam at regional and international forums. A prime example of this can be seen when the country performed its role as the ASEAN Chair 2020, a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, and in supporting the Vietnamese stance in dealing with disputes in the East Sea, she stressed.

The Canadian diplomat has also made contributions to ramping up co-operation between the two countries in a variety of fields, including politics, diplomacy, economics, trade, security, defence, health, education, training, humanitarian aid, culture, and people-to-people exchanges, Nga noted.

She went on to express her thanks to Ambassador Paul for her co-operation with and support for the country, expressing her hope that regardless of her position, the Canadian diplomat will continue to pay attention to and make greater contributions to the bilateral friendship, thereby contributing to deepening the comprehensive partnership between the two countries.

In response, Ambassador Paul pledged that she will continue to contribute to strive to boost the friendship and co-operation between her country and Vietnam.