Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh, on behalf of the Vietnamese State, presented the Friendship Order to Romanian ambassador to Vietnam, Dumitru Olaru, in Hanoi on March 30.
A ceremony to honour the country’s best athletes and trainers was held at the National Sports Training Centre in Hanoi to mark 66 years of Vietnam Sports Day (March 27).
Theodore Christian Engelbrecht, former Head of the US’s Lutheran Church-Mission Synod Office (LCMS) in Vietnam, was awarded with the insignia “For Peace and Friendship among Nations” for his contributions to Vietnam’s health care and education sectors.
Thousands of people flocked to the city of Biel, north of the Swiss capital Bernl, on September 3 to enjoy a cultural festival featuring art troupes from 20 countries around the world.
Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan presented an Order of Friendship granted by the Vietnamese State to the German ambassador to Vietnam Rolf Peter Gottfried Schulze in Hanoi on July 29.
Deputy Foreign Minister Le Hoai Trung on June 3 handed over the Friendship Medal to Nilgun Tas, former Chief Representative in Vietnam of the UN Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO).
The Party Committee of the State President’s Office on March 2 held a ceremony to bestow the 50-year Party membership insignia to former State President Tran Duc Luong.
The Vietnamese embassy in China held a ceremony on August 23 to celebrate Vietnam’s 65th National Day, and the 65th anniversary of Vietnam’s diplomatic sector and to receive the Labour Order, second class, and emulation flag from the Government.
The Vietnamese embassy in Belgium held a ceremony on July 8 to award certificates of merit from Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Vietnamese residents in Belgium and Luxembourg who have made significant contributions to the fatherland.
The Vietnamese Embassy in Italy on May 15 granted certificates of merit to overseas Vietnamese who have made contributions to community development.
The “Vietnam’s Glory” Programme was held in Hanoi on April 26 to honour the nation’s top ten exemplary role-models.