MEDAL "CONTRIBUTION TO THE JUSTICE DEVELOPMENT IN VIETNAM"
Awarding Ceremony and hand-over to the KAS Country Representative Peter Girke
On May 26th, 2021, Vice Minister of Justice Mr. Phan Chi Hieu presented a prestigious medal to Mr. Peter Girke, Country Representative of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Vietnam, to recognize his contribution to the justice development in Vietnam. The medal “Contribution to the Justice Development in Vietnam” is the highest award granted by Vietnam’s Ministry of Justice (MoJ). Mr. Girke is the first foreigner receiving the honour.
Addressing the ceremony, Vice Minister Hieu highly appreciated the good cooperation between the Ministry and KAS Vietnam as well as Mr. Girke’s contribution during his 5-year term to the Vietnamese-German Rule of Law Dialogue. The Vice Minister emphasised the support of legislative processes and the capacity building for legal officers. He also expressed the wish for continuous support and cooperation from the German Ministry of Justice and the German Embassy.
The KAS Country Representative expressed his gratitude to the MoJ for granting him the noble medal and highlighted, that this award is a distinction for the entire KAS team in Vietnam. Mr. Girke also appreciated the fruitful cooperation with the different departments of the MoJ. He pleaded for a lasting and further deepened cooperation in the framework of the Rule of Law Dialogue.
Attending the awarding ceremony at the Justice Ministry in Hanoi were Deputy German Ambassador to Vietnam, Mr. Weert Börner, the First Counselor of the German Embassy, Dr. Sebastian Paust, as well as representatives of relevant departments and KAS staff. – KAS