Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Igor Morgulov presents the Order of Friendship to Ambassador Ngo Duc Manh (Photo: VNA) 

According to Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Igor Morgulov, this is the first time the Russian President has presented the Order of Friendship to a Vietnamese diplomat.

He noted that during Manh’s working term both Russia and Vietnam have maintained reciprocal visit exchanges and increased bilateral cooperation in various areas, especially in economics and trade, despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking at the ceremony, Ambassador Ngo Duc Manh thanked Russian leaders, organizations, partners and friends for their support and assistance for helping him perform his duty well during the term. He expressed his belief in the promising future of the comprehensive strategic partnership between Vietnam and Russia in the coming years.

On the same day, Ambassador Ngo Duc Manh bid farewell to Mr.Gennady Zyuganov, leader of the Communist Party of Russia (KPRF) in the State Duma.

Mr. Zyuganov congratulated the ambassador on the successful completion of his term, and affirmed the KPRF always attaches importance to and stands shoulder to shoulder with the Communist Party of Vietnam to overcome difficulties in all circumstances.

The KPRF leader awarded the Order of Lenin to the Vietnamese diplomat, the KPRF’s noble award to those who have made important contributions to the Party’s activities.  

On this occasion, the Vietnamese Ambassador presented the KPRF leader a book featuring 70 years of Vietnam-Russia diplomacy he compiled./.