Ambassador Nguyen Vu Tung presented President Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s Friendship Order to Mr. Kim Sang Yeol (Photo:


Mr. Kim Sang Yeol is also the President of Hoban Group and Chairman of Hoban Kim Sang Yeol Study Promotion Fund.

Speaking at the ceremony held on November 18, Ambassador Nguyen Vu Tung highly appreciated the contributions of Mr. Kim Sang Yeol during his six years as Honorary Consul General of Vietnam in Gwangju-Jeonnam region.

President Kim Sang Yeol has devoted a lot of enthusiasm and love to support the activities of the Vietnamese community and the Vietnamese Student Association in RoK, especially in the Gwangju-Jeonnam region.

He has actively promoted and supported the connection of Vietnamese and Korean localities such as connecting Ba Don town of Quang Binh province with Bukgu district of Gwangju city in 2016, and connecting Hoi An city of Quang Nam province with Gwangsan district of Gwangju city in 2017.

Mr. Kim Sang Yeol also coordinated with the Vietnamese Embassy in RoK to arrange the program of many high-ranking Vietnamese delegations to visit RoK and participate in many important events such as celebrations of Vietnam's National Day, and 25 years of Vietnam – RoK diplomatic relations.

The Former Honorary Consul General of Vietnam in the Gwangju-Jeonnam region expressed his honor and thanked the State of Vietnam for awarding the noble order, and pledged to continue to devote his heart and love to support Vietnamese students, as well as contribute to the development of the bilateral relations in the coming time, regardless of position.

The Friendship Order is a noble award of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam awarded to foreigners who have made great contributions to building, consolidating and developing the friendship between Vietnam and other countries in the fields of politics, economy, national defense, security, diplomacy, science and technology, culture and society./.