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10/5/2017 6:55:29 PM

Insignia for Peace and Friendship awarded to outgoing Bulgarian Ambassador

(VNF) - On October 5th, in Hanoi, the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) held a ceremony to present the insignia “For peace and friendship among nations” to Bulgarian Ambassador to Vietnam, Evgueni Stefanov Stoytchev, in recognition of his significant contributions to strengthening the mutual understanding, friendship and cooperation between the two countries’ peoples.

Attending the ceremony were Bui Khac Son, VUFO Vice President; Pham Thi Thai, Head of European Commission under VUFO; Nguyen Van Tuan, President of the Vietnam-Bulgaria Friendship Association (VBFA) together with VUFO officials and staff of the Bulgarian Embassy in Vietnam.

VUFO Vice President Bui Khac Son presents the insignia to Bulgarian Ambassador to Vietnam, Evgueni Stefanov Stoytchev. (Photo: Thu Phuong/VNF)

Addressing the event, Bui Khac Son, VUFO Vice President, stated that during his working tenure in Vietnam, Ambassador Evgueni Stoytchev, together with his colleagues, have worked closely with Vietnamese agencies, whilst participating actively and supporting VUFO and VBFA in successfully organising activities to celebrate the national holidays of Vietnam and Bulgaria.

The Diplomat has actively facilitated the friendship and cooperation between the two countries across the spheres of economics, culture and education, Son added.

Notably, Stoytchev and his spouse have supported the Vietnam-Bulgaria Kindergarten to successfully organise a dancing class, with the aim introducing and teaching kids Bulgaria’s traditional dances, he added.

The VUFO Vice President also hoped that, with his experience and knowledge of Vietnam, the Ambassador, in any future positions, will continue to cultivate the fine friendship and cooperation that exists between the two nations.

Delegates at the ceremony pose for a group photo. (Photo: Thu Phuong/VNF)

Voicing his honour at receiving the insignia, Ambassador Stoytchev highlighted the long-standing friendship between Vietnam and Bulgaria and expressed his appreciation towards the warmth and support the Vietnamese people have given to Bulgarian people and to the Ambassador himself.

He stated that the relations between the two countries have made significant progress in many fields, adding that he himself has a lot of affection for Vietnam and its people.

The diplomat affirmed that Bulgaria is always willing to support Vietnam, whilst calling for efforts from both sides to develop the bilateral economic and trade relations in commensuration with their cooperation potential.

He pledged to do his utmost, in any future positions, in order to accelerate the friendship and solidarity between the two countries’ peoples, as well as the cooperative relations between Bulgaria and Vietnam./.

Translated by Chau Pham  
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