Awarding Ceremony of VAST Medals to Mr. Etienne Rolland-Piegue and Mr. Eric Molay, French Embassy in Vietnam

Monday - 02/08/2021 15:44

On July 22, 2021, the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) held a Medal Awarding Ceremony for Mr. Etienne Rolland-Piegue, Counselor for Cooperation and Culture, French Embassy in Vietnam (2017-2021) and Mr. Eric Molay, Attaché for Scientific and Education Cooperation, French Embassy in Vietnam (2017-2021), for their contributions to the development of the Academy.

At the ceremony were the presence of Mr. Nicolas Warnery, French Ambassador to Vietnam, Acad. Prof. Chau Van Minh, President of VAST and representatives of institute members of VAST.

During their tenure in Vietnam, Mr. Etienne Rolland-Piegue and Mr. Eric Molay actively promoted the cooperation relationship between VAST and French research institutes and universities. In particular, they contributed to the effective implementation of two important Vietnam-France cooperation projects at VAST, the VNREDSat-1 satellite project and the University of Science and Technology of Hanoi (USTH) project.

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Acad. Prof. Chau Van Minh presented medals and souvenirs to Mr. Etienne Rolland-Piegue and Mr. Eric Molay

Specifically, with the USTH project, Mr. Etienne Rolland-Piegue and Mr. Eric Molay have always closely followed the activities and made many contributions to the development of the University. In 2018, the Vietnam-France Intergovernmental Agreement on the development of USTH was signed under the witness of senior leaders of Vietnam and France, opening a new development phase of the University towards the goal of becoming a world-class excellent university. In addition, many cooperation agreements with French partners have also been established, creating favorable conditions for the University's training and research activities.

At the ceremony, Acad. Prof. Chau Van Minh presented medals and souvenirs to Mr. Etienne Rolland-Piegue and Mr. Eric Molay. He also expressed his deep gratitude to Mr. Etienne Rolland-Piegue and Mr. Eric Molay for their contributions and congratulated them on completing their working terms in Vietnam, wishing them a safe return to France and success on their next endeavors.
 

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Mr. Etienne Rolland-Piegue and Mr. Eric Molay expressed their honor when receiving the Medals and thanked their Vietnamese colleagues for their enthusiastic support and contribution to the success of the cooperation projects.

At the ceremony, Mr. Nicolas Warnery, French Ambassador to Vietnam also thanked VAST for recognizing the contributions of Mr. Etienne Rolland-Piegue and Mr. Eric Molay. In the coming time, the French Embassy in Vietnam will continue to coordinate closely with VAST to implement Vietnam - France scientific and educational cooperation activities.