First Vietnamese businesswoman receives France’s National Order of Legion of Honour

Chairwoman of the Sovico Group and CEO of Vietjet Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao has become the first Vietnamese businesswoman to be presented with France’s National Order of Legion of Honour.

French Ambassador to Vietnam Nicolas Warnery conferred the noble order to Thao at a ceremony held on April 14, Vnexpress reported.

“The order is in recognition of Thao’s outstanding career and personalities”, said Nicolas Warnery, adding that Thao is “a friend of France".

The Ambassador reiterated Thao’s career from when she studied abroad to when she returned to Vietnam to do business.

France’s National Order of Legion of Honour, VietJet CEO, France’s National Order of Legion of Honour, VietJet CEO

French Ambassador to Vietnam Nicolas Warnery conferred the noble order to Thao at a ceremony held on April 14.

"Now, Mrs. Thao becomes an excellent businesswoman who is often honored on prestigious rankings such as Forbes, Bloomberg", he stressed.

According to the diplomat, Thao has reaped considerable achievements in many fields such as finance, real estate, international trade, and especially aviation.

“When Vietjet Air was established, there was only 1% of Vietnamese having the chance to travel by plane. Now, 30% of its customers are people flying for the first time”, said the Ambassador. With the transportation of more than 100 million passengers, Vietjet has contributed to the trade and socio-economic development between Vietnam and countries in the world, he added.

France’s National Order of Legion of Honour, VietJet CEO, France’s National Order of Legion of Honour, VietJet CEO Photo: VJC

Aviation has also served as a bridge between Thao and France. The diplomat said the female billionaire has contributed to “foster the development of aviation industry in general and Vietnam-France trade exchanges in particular".

Besides, Thao also gifted French people medical masks to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, he added.

According to Deputy Foreign Minister To Anh Dung, Thao has worked hard to “bring Vietnamese closer to the world and vice versa”. He described order presentation as a highlight in the diplomatic, cultural, and economic ties between the two countries.

For her part, Thao said she would continue to make efforts to create new values for a better Vietnam and the world.

Thao has been honored with numerous awards such as top 100 people transforming business in Asia, top 100 world’s most powerful women, top Asia's most powerful female leaders, CEO of the Year 2019 in Asia-Pacific, etc.

Earlier, Vietnamese Ambassador to France Nguyen Thiep and Member of the National Assembly Standing Committee and Chairwoman of the NA’s Committee of Social Affairs Nguyen Thuy Anh were also presented the French State’s National Order of the Legion of Honour.

News Related

OTHER NEWS

New Zealand provides US$36,000 to support COVID-hit women in Hai Duong

Representatives of New Zealand Embassy in Vietnam and the East Meets West Foundation grant the aid package to local authorities of Hai Duong Province on Friday. Photo vietnamnet The families in five communes… Read more »

New Zealand assists Hai Duong in overcoming COVID-19 impacts

New Zealand Embassy in Vietnam and East Meets West provide livelihoods recovery for poor 270 households overcome the impacts of COVID-19 in five communes in Kim Mon district, Hai Duong province. Source: EMWF… Read more »

Cambodian television: Vietnam Embassy actively participates in preventing COVID-19

Through the Ambassador, Khmer-Vietnam Association received a gift of VND 250 million (USD 10,869)from the Buddhist Sangha of Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh City Buddhist Sangha. (Photo: Vietnamnet) Cambodia’s CNC channel has recently… Read more »

Vietnam, Australia united in the fight against COVID-19 in Timor-Leste

Carli Shillito, Counsellor Human Development at the Australian Embassy in Dili (Timor-Leste) handed over the mask batch to Dr. Odete Belo, East Timor Health Minister. Photo: Australian Embassy Peter Roberts, Australian Ambassador to… Read more »

Vietnamese enterprises in Laos collaborates with local authorities to fight pandemic

Star Telecom Ltd. (Unitel) – a joint venture of Viettel Telecom Group in Laos has supported the Lao Government and people USD nearly 538,000 including cash and technology supplies. (Photo: VNA) According to… Read more »

COVID-19 fight: Friendship Associations raising funds to support India, Laos, Cambodia

Airport staff load aid packages from Vietnam to an aircraft flying to Laos to help the country battle COVID-19. Photo: VNA The two Vietnam-Laos and Vietnam-India Friendship Associations on May 6 have sent… Read more »

Occupational safety training for disadvantaged youth

The workshop helping the participating youth update necessary information to tackle labour-related accidents. Source: World Vision Vietnam World Vision Vietnam recently joined hands with the Women’s Union of Ngo Quyen District, Hai Phong… Read more »

Vietnam's localities supports Cambodia and Lao amid COVID-19

At the handover ceremony. Source: VNA According to VNA, the Border Guard High Command of the northern border province of Son La on May 6 presented medical equipment to the Military High Command… Read more »

Ho Chi Minh City supports overseas Vietnamese, residents in Cambodia and Laos in Covid-19 fight

Vietnamese people in Cambodia receive support of rice and essential goods. Photo: VNA The representative from Viet Nam Fatherland Front Committee of Ho Chi Minh City on May 5 said that to help… Read more »

‘We want to bring prosperity for Quang Tri residents’, Israeli Ambassador says

Nadav Eshcar, Israeli Ambassador to Vietnam giving presents to nursery students (Photo: Vietnamnet) After the meeting with leaders of Quang Tri province in early May, Eshcar paid a visit to the Van Kieu… Read more »

Vietnam hopes to strengthen cooperation with Surinam and Bolivia in all fields

Vietnamese Ambassador to Brazil Pham Thi Kim Hoa, Ambassador of Surinam to Brazil Marlon Mohamed Hoesein, and Bolivian Representative in Brazil FalegValdez Copas. The Ambassadors exchanged news about COVID-19’s complicated situation and impact… Read more »

Farewell Geetesh Sharma - a great friend of Vietnam

Then Vietnamese Ambassador Ton Sinh Thanh presents ‘Order of Friendship’ to President of the India-Vietnam Solidarity Committee in West Bengal State Geetesh Sharma in 2015. Photo:VNA Born in 1932, Sharma is a veteran… Read more »

Vietnamese woman honored by Japan for contribution in Ehon comic and reading culture

Ms. Le Thi Thu Hien received the Certificate of Merit from Japan Ambassador to Vietnam. In December 2020, Japan’s government decided to grant a Certificate of Merit from the Minister of Foreign Affairs… Read more »

Vietnam - first country to send much needed financial, medical support to help Laos fight COVID

Photo: TG&VN The Vietnamese delegation attending the ceremony included Vietnam Ambassador to Laos Nguyen Ba Hung, Deputy Foreign Minister To Anh Dung, Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Truong Son, and representatives from Central Party… Read more »

Vietnam supports Laos $500.000, medical equipment in Covid-19 fight

On the Vietnamese side, the ceremony was attended by Vietnamese Ambassador to Laos Nguyen Ba Hung, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs To Anh Dung, Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son along with… Read more »

Vietnamese experts dispatched to Laos for Covid-19 support

Vietnam’s Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son. (Photo: VNE) A team of over 30 Vietnamese experts, headed by the country’s deputy health minister, set off to Laos on Tuesday to aid the… Read more »

Vietnamese doctors sent to Laos to assist in COVID-19 fight

Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long addresses the meeting (Photo: VNA) On Tuesday’s afternoon May 3, Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thanh Long – Minister of Health and Assoc.Prof. Dr. Nguyen Truong Son, Deputy Minister… Read more »

Korean NGO supports children with difficulties

A GNI created puppet shows helps explain sexual violence to children and understand how to prevent and report it. Since 1991 Good Neighbors International has been working as an NGO to help children,… Read more »

Vietnam gifts medical equipment to help Laos in Covid-19 fight

Vietnam gifted medical equipment to help Laos to fight against Covid-19. Photo: VOV Representatives on behalf of the Vietnamese Ministry of National Defence presided over a ceremony to give medical supplies to Laos… Read more »

Oxfam completes emergency relief package in 4 central provinces

At the closing workshop. Source: Oxfam in Vietnam An international NGO has played a key role in putting together a relief package for those affected by natural disasters in Vietnam. More than 183,000… Read more »

Vietnam - China friendship cultural house opened in border province

Vietnamese and Chinese Defense Ministers and other delegates cut the ribbon to inaugurate the Vietnam – China friendship cultural house in Dong Van commune. A series of activities on the frameworking of the… Read more »

Vietnam’s localities present Covid-19 medical supplies to Laos

Huong Son District (Ha Tinh) presented 5,000 medical masks, 3 hand sanitizers and 90 medical protective clothes to Khamkeut district to help it in the Covid-19 fight. Speaking at the hand-over ceremony, Secretary… Read more »

“True taste” of Italian cuisine promoted in Vietnam

A press conference introduces the “Italian Cuisine – Italian Style” cooking contest in Hanoi. Photo: VOV In early 2021, ICHAM kicked off with the first event with the Pasta Master Class that took… Read more »

World Vision provides livelihood support for poor households

Households participating in the project are supported with the cost of breeds, animal feed, vaccines and veterinary drugs, as well as receiving the technology to raise 12,000 ducklings. Source: World Vision Vietnam This… Read more »

Over 26,000 poor and near-poor people affected by natural disasters supported for stabilization

At the closing workshop of the project “Response to Disasters in Vietnam” in Quang Nam province. Source: Quang Nam newspaper Since last October, central Vietnam was impacted by a series of successive intense… Read more »

Vietnam, US join hands in resolving war legacy

Deputy Minister of Defense Nguyen Chi Vinh and former US Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius holding a handful of soil that has been completely decontaminated at Da Nang Airport. Photo: Ministry of Foreign… Read more »

Vietnam to assist Lao in Covid-19 battle

Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long at the virtual meeting on April 29 (Photo: VNE) In a virtual meeting with Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long on April 29, Lao Health Minister Bounfeng Phoummalaysith said… Read more »

HCMC Communist Youth Union gifts 50.000 face masks to Laos and Cambodia

Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union gifted 25,000 face masks to Lao People’s Revolutionary Youth Union and Viet Nam Youth Federation presented 25,000 face masks to the Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia… Read more »

Vietnam, Hong Kong seeing more room for stronger development

Vietnamese Consul General to Hong Kong Pham Binh Dam (L) and Chief Executive of Hong Kong Carrie Lam at the reception. Photo: VNA According to VNA, Lam made the statement while receiving Vietnamese… Read more »

Training on consulting and communications skills on refractive errors in Binh Dinh province

At the two-day training session. Source: Orbis Vietnam Statistically, Vietnam has the fourth highest prevalence of childhood blindness in Asia. Among 22.7 million children aged 0-14 in Vietnam, it is estimated that there… Read more »

Vietnam-Korea promote activities to celebrate 30th anniversary of relations establishment

Korean side highly appreciated Vietnam’s success in the fight against the pandemic. Korea’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Chung Eui Yong congratulated Minister Bui Thanh Son for being appointed to be Vietnam’s Minister of… Read more »

Belgium: EVFTA brings chances to promote cooperation with Vietnam in many aspects

Belgium sees not only cooperation on the economy – trade but also on the Francophone, culture, and education as highlights in Vietnam – Belgium’s bilateral relations. (Photo: Vietnam Plus) Belgium Socialist Party’s Vice… Read more »

Vice Chairman of People's Committee elected as Chairman of Tien Giang Friendship Union

At the second congress, for the 2020-2026 tenure of the Union of Friendship Organizations of Tien Giang Province. Photo: VNT The congress approved the draft reports for the first term and the directions… Read more »

India pledges to protect overseas Vietnamese during second Covid-19 wave

Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung (L) and Indian ambassador to Vietnam Pranay Kumar Verma (Photo: Foreign Minsitry) The Covid-19 situation in India was the highlight of the meeting between Deputy Foreign Minister… Read more »

Thai Consulate General donates wheelchairs to disabled people in Long An

At the handover ceremony. Attending the ceremony were Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of Long An Provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Van Ut; Vice Chairman of Provincial People’s Committee Pham Tan… Read more »

Quang Nam Province, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region foster cooperation

Chairman of Quang Nam People’s Committee Le Tri Thanh presents a souvenir to the new Chinese Consul General in Da Nang City Dong Bi You. Photo: Bao Quang Nam At the meeting, Ms.… Read more »

JICA supports Vietnam to build legal framework for reducing harmful man-made greenhouse gases

A workshop on “Exchanging experiences on fluorocarbon gas (F-gas) management” in Hanoi on April 28, 2021 The workshop was organized as a part of a “Survey on promoting the next framework of climate… Read more »

Thousands of people benified from Dutch NGO's Joint Humanitarian Response for Vietnam

At the event in Dong Hoi city. Source: Plan International in Vietnam The workshop was attended by the Department of Foreign Affairs of Quang Tri and Quang Binh provinces, the Quang Nam Red… Read more »

Israeli Embassy assists poor school sites in Quang Tri

Israeli Ambassador to Vietnam Nadav Eshcar poses for photo with Vietnam’s representatives and students. Source: Israeli Embassy in Vietnam School site 337 of Huong Linh Kindergarten in Huong Linh Commune, Huong Hoa District,… Read more »

Japan attaches importance to strengthening ties with Vietnam

Minister Toshimitsu highly appreciated Vietnam’s rising position regionally and globally, affirming that Japan will continue to cooperate with and support Vietnam in its development process. For his part, Minister Son expressed his delight… Read more »

German embassy hands over mobile hand washing station to Hue’s elementary school

German Ambassador to Vietnam Guido Hildner hands over mobile hand washing station to Hue’s elementary school. In total, German Embassy in Hanoi has equipped 15 schools in rural areas of Thua Thien Hue… Read more »

Vietnam - Laos - Cambodia Cultural Exchange Festival joyfully celebrated in HCMC

Cambodian students dance to their traditional music (Photo: VNA) At the festival, Vietnamese, Lao and Cambodian students took part in a number of cultural exchange activities, including singing and dancing to traditional music,… Read more »

India, Vietnam to foster cooperation between enterprises and universities

The press conference saw the attendance of Consul General of India in Ho Chi Minh City Madan Mohan Sethi, Vice President of Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organizations (HUFO) Hoang Khanh… Read more »

Vietnam-France Friendship Association supports reading room project in Vinh Long

The Vietnam-France Friendship Association under the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO) supports reading room project in Vinh Long. Pham Van Be Ba – Principal of Luc Thanh A Primary School said that… Read more »

Speak up to stop sexual harassment in the workplace

Recently, a communication campaign on “Prevention of sexual harassment at work” was organized by The Centre for Community Health Research and Support (CCHS) in Ho Chi Minh city. This program aimed to provide… Read more »

Building stable livelihoods for the ultra-poor in Da Nang

Livelihood assets distributed to 16 households in Nai Hien Dong Ward, Son Tra District, Da Nang City. Source: World Vision Vietnam Last week, World Vision Vietnam joined hands with the Urban Area Project… Read more »

Vietnam willing to support India to overcome Covid-19 crisis: Spokesperson

In reply to reporters’ query on the COVID-19 situation in India and citizen protection measures of Vietnam, Hang said that the Vietnamese Embassy in India had reported that the pandemic is developing complicatedly… Read more »

49 water filtrations and 100 scholarships granted to schools in remote rural area of Long An

Clean water filtration systems handed over to Vinh Hung district kindergarden. Source: VCF The handover ceremony is honored to have the attendance of Truong Tan Sang – Former President of Vietnam; Don Lam… Read more »

Da Nang University of Education wins first prize at ‘I am a global citizen’ contest

Three teams with the highest scores, including AXIS OF EVIL made it to the finale (Photo: Thoi Dai) On April 23 evening, the finale of Season 1 “I am a global citizen” contest… Read more »

VUFO's VI Charter with newly outstanding points

Headquarters of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations. Accordingly, the Article 2 of the Session VI Charter states: “The VUFO operates under the Charter adopted by the National Congress and approved by the… Read more »