Vietnamese professor honoured with French order of merit

Monday, 10/06/2024 16:18
Prof. Dr. Nguyen Vu Quoc Huy, Rector of the Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy (HueUMP) under the Hue University in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue has been presented the Knight of the National Order of Merit of France for his contributions to the Vietnam - France relations.
At the ceremony (Photo: VNA)

According to the Vietnam News Agency, at the award ceremony held on June 8, French Ambassador to Vietnam Olivier Brochet highly appreciated Mr. Huy's scientific research achievements and practical contributions to relations between the two countries, as well as between HueUMP and the Hue University, and universities and organizations in France, especially in the fields of medicine and French language.

For his part, Mr. Huy expressed his pride to receive such noble order, saying it also acknowledges contributions by the Francophone community and the Francophone medical community in Hue and Vietnam at large over the past years, he said.

Over the past 30 years, he has contributed to accelerating the establishment of relations with many partners including universities, hospitals, regions and non-governmental organizations of France and the international Francophone community.

He has also played a role in promoting specialized French language courses and French-Vietnamese cultural exchanges, thereby creating opportunities for young doctors to study in France for at least one year.

The Knight of the National Order of Merit of France is one of the two highest orders of France conferred on French citizens as well as foreign nationals for their contributions, commitments and support./.