At the ceremony, Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung highly appreciated the contribution of Ambassador Craig Chittick to promoting the Vietnam-Australia relations in a more substantial and effective manner, especially the establishment of the Vietnam-Australia strategic partnership in March 2018.

Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung presents the order to Ambassador Craig Chittick. Photo: VNA

He acknowledged the ambassador’s efforts in preparing various Vietnam-Australia high-level visits and meetings and bilateral cooperation mechanisms at both central and grassroots levels.

The Australian ambassador has helped enhance cooperation in such areas as defence and security, trade, development cooperation, education-training and people-to-people diplomacy, and the collaboration between the two foreign ministries.

For his part, Ambassador Craig Chittick promised that he would make more contribution to enhancing the Australia-Vietnam strategic partnership in the coming time.

Translated by Chung Anh