(This is a draft page still under preparation - please let me know any corrections or additional information/examples.)

  Huân Chương Hữu Nghị

It was established in 1977. Formalizing the regulations for all SRV awards was done in 2003. Redesign for all SRV awards was done in 2006. Another redesign for all SRV awards was done in 2014. (see regulation extracts here)

(for the Decoration see here)

  one class - established 28 January 1977; guidelines 23 October 1978; revised 26 November 2003; guidelines 30 September 2005;
  For: foreign organizations and individuals who have helped the people of Vietnam in their resistance, and defense and construction of the country, or who have contributed to the development of friendship with the Vietnamese people
  Design: 5-pointed star, gold, 44mm across, with suspension ribbon;
    Obverse: on a five pointed star with many rays in the angles, a round red disk bearing two shaking hands in gold under a gold star and over a section of a globe in white with sheaves of grain on either side and a riband below inscribed HUAN CHIANG HOU NGHI in red;
    Reverse: plain;
    Suspension: eyelet at top, with ribbon ring to pentagonal frame;

red, 25mm, with two 2mm yellow stripes 3mm from the edges; pentagonal suspension

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10/B DESIGN OF 2004
  one class - established 26 November 2003 and 19 May 2006; guidelines 30 September 2005;

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10/C DESIGN OF 2014
  one class - redesigned 10 September 2014 and 20 July 2018; guildelines 31 July 2017


References (Please let me know others at rdavemail-medals@yahoo.com) :

1 The Orders and Medals of the Communist Governments of Indochina, Revision II, John Sylvester Jr., 1994. (JS94) [Out of Print]
2 Orders and Decorations of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Nước Cộng Hòa Xã Hội Chủ Nghĩa Việt Nam), Institute of Orders (Viện Huân Chương). (Does anyone know the date of publication ?)
3 Orders, Decorations and Badges of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam, Edward J. Emering, 1997. (EE97) Availalbe at https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0764301438/
4 Encyclopedia of the Orders, Decorations, Medals and Badges of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Edward John Emering, 2000. (EE00) Available at http://www.themedalhound.com/books/titles.html
5 Orders and Decorations of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: An Update, Edward John Emering, 2008. (EE08) Available at http://www.themedalhound.com/books/titles.html
6 “The New 2007 Orders and Decorations of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam”, by Emering, Edward J, JOMSA Vol. 62, No. 1 (Jan-Feb 11): 21-28