|VUFO President Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga (R) presents the “For peace and friendship among nations” insignia to outgoing Australian Ambassador to Vietnam Robyn Mudie. (Photo: VNA)
Presenting the honour to the diplomat, VUFO President Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga said during her second tenure in Vietnam, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Mudie has played a pivotal role in strengthening all-round relations between Vietnam and Australia.
Ms. Nga praised Mudie's important contribution to promoting the bilateral cooperation in COVID-19 prevention and control. As of December 2021, Australia had committed to provide a comprehensive support package worth 60 million AUD and more than 4.1 million doses of vaccine, becoming Vietnam's second largest vaccine donor.
The Australian ambassador has also dedicated to the countries’ collaboration in increasing Vietnam’s engagement in UN peacekeeping activities, gender equality promotion, and women empowerment, Nga said.