VN presents Ho Chi Minh prize to Russian experts
QĐND - Thursday, March 22, 2012, 20:41 (GMT+7)
President Truong Tan Sang has awarded the Ho Chi Minh prize to 10 Russian oil and gas experts for their great contributions to Vietnam’s economic, science and technology development.
A ceremony to hand over the prize to the Russian experts was held at the Vietnamese Embassy in Moscow on Mar. 21.
The decoration was made in recognition of their contributions to the scientific and technological project to discover and effectively exploit oil from the Cuu Long basin in the Vietnamese continental shelf.
Two of the Russian experts were posthumously conferred with the prize.
Addressing the ceremony, Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Pham Xuan Son and General Director of the Vietnam oil and gas group PetroVietnam praised contributions of the Russian experts to the cause of the development of the education, oil and gas sectors of Vietnam.
They expressed hope that the traditional and comprehensive cooperation and strategic partnership, including the oil and gas sector, will be further enhanced.