At the ceremony (Photo: VNA)
Paris (VNA) - Vietnamese Ambassador to France Nguyen Thiep was presented
the French State’s National Order of the Legion of Honour, Class Commandeur, at
a ceremony held at the French foreign ministry’s headquarters on April 9.
Addressing the event, Bertrand Lortholary, Asia-Oceania Director of the French Ministry
for Europe and Foreign Affairs, congratulated Ambassador Thiep and said that by
presenting the noble award, France has recognised and honoured the ambassador’s
efforts during his working term in the country.
Ambassador Thiep recalled wishes of the two countries’ leaders to
strengthen and expand bilateral relations in various areas.
He highlighted the development of the Vietnam-France strategic partnership over
the past three years, marked by a number of visits by senior leaders of the two
countries, especially visits to France by General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong in
March 2018 and then National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan in March
2019, and by a visit to Vietnam by then Prime Minister Édouard Philippe in
These visits have helped enhance trust and deepen bilateral cooperation in a
number of fields, Thiep stressed./.