VUFO President Phan Anh Son presents the “For peace and friendship among nations” insignia to Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Yamada Takio (left).

Speaking at the ceremony, VUFO President Phan Anh Son said this is a recogition of and an honour to the Japanese diplomat for his contributions to consolidating and promoting the mutual understanding, friendship, solidarity, and cooperation between the people of Vietnam and Japan.

Son spoke highly of the ambassador’s contributions to the activities held last year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam - Japan diplomatic ties, highlighting his role in boosting the two countries’ cooperation in COVID-19 prevention and control with the Japanese Government providing Vietnam with about 7.35 million vaccine doses.

The VUFO President said he believes that in the coming time, in any position, the Japanese diplomat will continue positive contributions to strengthening and developing the solidarity and the relations of friendship and cooperation between the two peoples.

For his part, Ambassador Yamada Takio expressed his honor to receive the insignia and affirmed that the Vietnam - Japan friendship will keep growing. He also pledged to do his best to promote the people-to-people exchanges between the two countries.

Source: VNA