Director of Archives Department receives French order

Wednesday, 2017-12-06 11:08:47
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French Ambassador to Vietnam Bertrand Lortholary (L) presents the accolade to Director of the State Records Management and Archives Department Dang Thanh Tung (Photo:
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NDO – Dang Thanh Tung, Director of the State Records Management and Archives Department under the Vietnamese Ministry of Home Affairs, was awarded with the French Knight of Arts and Letters order at a ceremony on December 5 by the French Embassy in Hanoi.

Speaking at the event, French Ambassador to Vietnam Bertrand Lortholary spoke highly of Tung’s contributions to the development of French language and Francophone community in Vietnam.

He also expressed appreciation of Tung’s initiatives and involvement in organising activities and events to promote French value to Vietnamese people, including the exhibition on French architectural constructions in Hanoi, the seminar on ‘Vietnam – France: 100 Years of Heritage’, and the upcoming display on French culture through archived document.

The French Ambassador also noted with pleasure that the signing of a cooperation agreement in 2016 between the State Records Management and Archives Department, and the French Directorate of Archives contributed to elevating Vietnam-France relations, particularly the promoting of French documents in Vietnam.

Expressing his honour to receive the French accolade, Director Tung pledged to continue fostering cooperation between the two archives agencies in the two countries and Vietnam- France relations in general.

‘Knight of Arts and Letters’ Order (The Ordere des Arts et des Lettres) was initiated by the French Ministry of Culture in 1957 to honour individuals who have made great contributions in arts and literature.

World-acclaimed artists who were presented with the order included French choreographers Paul Taylor and Rudolph Nureyev, singers Bob Dylan and David Bowie, and Hollywood stars George Clooney, Leonardo Di Caprio, Clint Eastwood, Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Sharon Stone and Bruce Willis.