In the position of Honorary Consul of the Republic of South Africa in Ho Chi Minh City, Madam Do Lien has had 10 years of successful diplomatic activities and made bold marks in promoting friendly relations between Vietnam and South Africa.
The South African Consulate Office in Ho Chi Minh City has been established by Madam Do Lien since 2009 in order to assist hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese citizens in applying for South Africa visa; South African citizens living in Vietnam with administrative procedures, along with other orientation activities to help them get acquaint and integrate into Vietnam quickly and effectively.
In addition, the South African Consulate Office in Ho Chi Minh City organized hundreds of seminars on economic, trade and tourism promotion; welcoming dozens of South African enterprises to get a better understanding of Vietnamese market while supported Vietnamese enterprises to learn about South Africa market. These activities have contributed to the total bilateral trade turnover Vietnam – South Africa increased more than five-fold from $ 189 million in late 2007 to 1.1 billion USD in late 2018, aims to USD 2 billion in next 5 year.
Assessments, recognizing Madam Do Lien’s role from the Government of South Africa:
In 2018, the Government of South Africa sent a commendation letter to Madam Do Lien for her active contributions to the promotion of South Africa image in Vietnam.