Awarding the Friendship Medal to Australian Ambassador Craig Chittick

Government Guest House, Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung chaired the Friendship Medal Ceremony to give Mr. Craig Chittick, Australian Ambassador to Vietnam. Inheriting the authorization of the General Secretary and President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong, on June 26, at the Government Guest House, Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung chaired the Friendship Medal Ceremony. presented to Mr. Craig Chittick, Australian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in Vietnam .

Speaking at the ceremony, Deputy Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung highly appreciated the positive and important contributions of Ambassador Craig Chittick for the development of Vietnam-Australia relations in the direction of becoming more reliable, real and effective. especially, the two countries upgraded their relationship to the Strategic Partner in March 2018.

Deputy Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung acknowledged the efforts of Ambassador Craig Chittick in coordinating the promotion and successful implementation of high-level visits and contacts and bilateral and centralized cooperation mechanisms at the central and local levels. strong cooperation in many areas of cooperation, especially defense, security, trade, development cooperation, education and training, people’s exchanges as well as cooperation between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam and Australia.

Ambassador Craig Chittick expressed his honor to receive the noble Friendship Medal of the State of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, thanks for the good evaluation of Deputy Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung as well as the support and close cooperation. the effectiveness and efficiency of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the ministries, branches, localities, partners and Vietnamese friends during their term of office.

The Ambassador affirmed that, in any position, he will do his best to continue to contribute to furthering the strategic partnership with Vietnam.

Source: Vietnam News Agency