Indonesian Ambassador receives VUFO's Medal

Indonesian Ambassador to Vietnam, H.E. Ibnu Hadi received the Medal for Peace and Friendship among Nations awarded by the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organization (VUFO). The medal was awarded directly by the Chairman of VUFO, Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga, at the VUFO office in Hanoi on November 24.

Photo: Khac Kien

Photo: Khac Kien

Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga stated that this award was given for the active and tireless efforts of Ambassador Ibnu Hadi to promote cordial cooperation between Vietnam and Indonesia, including in building and fostering friendly relations between the people of the two countries.

The award ceremony was also attended by the Chairman of the Vietnam - Indonesia Friendship Association (VIFA), Nguyen Dang Tien, officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam and the Vietnam Communist Party, as well as local media.

In his remarks, Ambassador Ibnu Hadi expressed his gratitude for the noble award given to him. The last year of his assignment in Vietnam was even more special because it coincided with Vietnam's Chairmanship in ASEAN 2020 and the 65th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Indonesia and Vietnam (30/12/1955 - 30/12/2020).

In the last 4.5 years, bilateral cooperation between Indonesia and Vietnam in the fields of politics, trade, investment, socio-culture, and people-to-people relations have seen remarkable developments.

"Although this year we could not reach the total trade target of 10 billion dollars due to the impact of the pandemic, in the first nine months of 2020, bilateral trade between Indonesia and Vietnam had reached 5.73 billion dollars. I am sure that during the economic recovery, the two countries will be able to achieve this target," he said./.


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