For all her valuable contributions to the partnership between the UNODC and Ministry of Public Security (MPS) toward Viet Nam's development, peace and security,
The Viet Nam Ministry of Public Security (MPS) held a ceremony to grant Nguyen Nguyet Minh, Officer-in-Charge, UNODC in Viet Nam the medal for “National Security Protection” to honor her contribution to the partnership between the UNODC and MPS and to the development, peace, and security of Vietnam on July 28. The award was granted by Colonel Le Hoang Duong, Deputy Director General, Foreign Relations Department of MPS, in a formal ceremony attended by representatives from both agencies.
In his remark, Colonel Le Hoang Duong emphasized that in the fast-changing and increasingly complex regional and global security context, Viet Nam has actively promoted multilateral cooperation with various international partners, including the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), particularly in the field of prevention of and fight against crimes, such as, transnational organized crime and terrorism. He congratulated Ms. Nguyen Nguyet Minh on her receiving the Medal for “National Security Protection” and thanked her for her contributions to foster successful cooperation between UNODC and MPS. Colonel Duong added: “Ms. Nguyet Minh has accompanied UNODC in a third of its road to build and develop cooperation and partnership with relevant Vietnamese agencies… she has directly played an important role in cooperation programs between the two organizations”.
The granting of this award signifies the successful cooperation the government of Viet Nam and UNODC have had for three decades and signals the continuation of the partnership that will go from strength to strength in collectively preventing and responding to transnational organized crime, toward greater national, regional, and global peace and security.