French Ambassador Nicolas Warnery (R) and businesswoman Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao at the order presentation ceremony on April 14 (Photo: VNA)
– Chairwoman of the Sovico
Group and CEO of Vietjet Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao has been granted the
Legion of Honour by the French Government for her special contributions to
Vietnam’s relations with France and Europe.
On behalf of the French Government, Ambassador
of France to Vietnam Nicolas Warnery presented the noble order to Thao, the
first Vietnamese businesswoman to be honoured with this decoration.
He noted that as Sovico Chairwoman and Vietjet
CEO, Thao has made special contributions to the enhancement of economic and
cultural ties and development cooperation between Vietnam and Europe, including
The diplomat highly valued the entrepreneur’s
vision, wisdom, humanity and business philosophy for the sake of community
development and future generations.
Warnery also appreciated the firms led by Thao
like Sovico, Vietjet, and HDBank continually standing side by side with French
businesses and people, especially during the time his country was affected by
the COVID-19 pandemic.
Congratulating Thao, Deputy Minister of Foreign
Affairs To Anh Dung described the order presentation as a milestone in the two
countries’ diplomatic, cultural, and economic links.
For her part, Thao thanked the French State and
people for their cooperation with herself as well as the Sovico Group./.