Vietnam Ready to Join Republic of Korea to Elevate Relations to New High: President of NA | Politics


President of the AN Vuong Dinh Hue (L) chats by videoconference with NA speaker from the Republic of Korea Byeong-seug Park June 23 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Speaker of the National Assembly (NA) Vuong Dinh Hue met by videoconference with the Speaker of the NA of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Park Byeong-seug on June 23, in which he claimed Vietnam was ready to work with RoK to take bilateral relations to a new high.

Hue said Vietnam cherishes and wants to develop cooperation and friendship with the Republic of Korea, which is one of the Southeast Asian country’s main long-term partners.

Vietnam appreciates and believes that the new South Korean policy will create great opportunities for the two countries to strengthen their strategic cooperation partnership, he said.

Regarding the Korean president’s proposal to elevate the bilateral relationship, which will turn 30 in 2022, to a comprehensive strategic partnership, Hue said Vietnam is ready to work with the Republic of Korea to elevate their relations to a new high.

The Vietnamese leader noted with satisfaction that despite the severe impacts of the pandemic, bilateral economic, trade and investment relations have always developed well and have been a driving force behind their relations in other aspects.

In the current environment, companies, especially large companies in the Republic of Korea, still see Vietnam as an attractive investment destination and continue to invest heavily in the country, he noted.

The president called on the two sides to continue to strengthen connectivity between the two economies on the basis of the signed free trade agreements and to promote bilateral trade. He called on the Republic of Korea to create favorable conditions for Vietnamese products, especially agricultural products, to enter its market to help redress the trade imbalance in order to soon reach the target of $ 100 billion in trade. bilateral.

Vietnam ready to join ROK to elevate relations to new high: NA President hinh anh 2President of the Vietnamese National Assembly Vuong Dinh Hue in the talks (Photo: VNA)

He also praised Samsung’s establishment of a research and development center in Hanoi and its focus on supporting industries in Vietnam, describing this as a good way to boost bilateral trade.

The Vietnamese NA and government attach great importance to the role of Korean investors and will create more conditions for them to overcome the difficulties to make long-term and successful investments in Vietnam, Hue said.

On this occasion, he thanked the Republic of Korea for helping Vietnam in the fight against COVID-19, suggesting the two countries to cooperate closely through the COVAX facility to ensure the implementation of their respective vaccine strategies.

They should consider the exchange of experts and the pilot application of vaccine passports to tourism and other activities in the coming time, he suggested.

For his part, Park said Vietnam is one of the Republic of Korea’s important partners and pointed out that more than 8,000 Korean companies operate in the Southeast Asian country.

During the talks, the two leaders said that Vietnam and the Republic of Korea should step up bilateral cooperation and people-to-people exchanges, seeing the Vietnamese and Korean families as a valuable common asset that should be cherished and supported.

After suggesting to the two sides to strengthen their cooperation in the fields of culture, sports and education, Hue praised the contributions of coach Park Hang-seo to the Vietnamese national men’s football team. , helping them secure a place to the third and final qualifying round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, and described it as a symbol in the cultural exchange between the peoples of the two nations.

Vietnam and the Republic of Korea should also actively support their respective roles in multilateral forums and international parliamentary cooperation mechanisms in the interest of human development as well as regional and global peace and security, he said. declared.

Hue also asserted that Vietnam has always been a responsible member of the international community and has actively contributed to world peace, stability and development, including through efforts to promote peacekeeping. in the Korean Peninsula. /.


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