At the ceremony, Park pledged to do his best to continue contributing to the Vietnam – RoK relationship.

Vietnamese Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Nguyen Vu Tung (left) handing over the PM's certificate of merit to Honorary Consul General of Vietnam in Busan-Gyeongnam region Park Soo-kwan

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Vietnam, Park actively joined in pandemic prevention and control, and offered suggestions to the Vietnamese Government, together with the RoK business community, to ensure the dual goal of fighting the pandemic and restoring economic development.

In his capacity as Honorary Consul General of Vietnam in Busan-Gyeongnam region since 2010, he has worked closely with the Vietnamese Embassy in the RoK to bolster bilateral strategic cooperative partnership, especially friendly ties between twin cities of Ho Chi Minh and Busan via trade-investment promotion and exchange activities, and sharing of information on culture and education.

He also supported activities of the Vietnamese community in the RoK. Notably, Vietnam received maritime training ship Hannara donated by the RoK Government, thanks to his assistance.

Earlier in 2021, Park was also awarded with the Friendship Order of the Vietnamese State.

Source: VNA