Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (R) and Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea Chung Eui-yong (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has hailed the ongoing visit to Vietnam by Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea (RoK)
Chung Eui-yong, saying that it contributes to strengthening Vietnam – RoK ties.
During a reception in Hanoi on June 23 for Minister Chung, Chinh congratulated the RoK Government on its achievements in the fight against
COVID-19, and economic recovery while highlighting the New Southern Policy Plus of the RoK Government.
He stressed that both sides need to continue strengthening
political trust to promote other cooperation fields that match their potential.
The PM suggested fulfilling the goal of lifting two-way trade to
100 billion USD in a balanced, sustainable and effective manner, with priority
given to the import of Vietnamese goods of strength such as farm produce and
The Vietnamese Government encourages and creates favourable
conditions for RoK firms to expand investment in Vietnam, especially in
digital transformation, manufacturing and processing, renewable energy and
medicine, he said.
He thanked the RoK Govenrment for continuing to provide
official development assistance (ODA) for Vietnam, expanding labour cooperation in
the RoK, and supporting in post-war bomb and mine clearance.
The PM also thanked the Korean Government for assisting Vietnam in
the fight against COVID-19, and lauded several RoK firms such as Samsung, LG
and SK for donating to the Vietnam’s national COVID-19 vaccine fund.
The host said joint work to overcome the pandemic will step up
people-to-people exchange, bilateral cooperation in trade and investment.
Minister Chung affirmed that the RoK Government always considers
Vietnam a strategic and major partner in its New Southern Policy Plus, and
stays ready to boost bilateral ties towards building a comprehensive strategic
He proposed enhancing collaboration in investment, trade,
defence industry and people-to-people exchange, and working closely together to
celebrate the 30th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties next
The guest also thanked the Vietnamese Government and the PM for creating favourable conditions to experts and firms of the RoK amid the pandemic.
On regional and global issues, both sides shared stance on
increasing joint work at multilateral forums; protecting peace, stability,
security, maritime and aviation safety and freedom; and abiding by law in the
East Sea, including the 1982 United Nations Conventon on the Law of the Sea
(UNCLOS); seriously implementing the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the
East Sea and building an effective and efficient Code of Conduct (COC) in the East
Sea in accordance with international law and the 1982 UNCLOS, thus contributing to
promoting dialogues and denuclearisation on the Korean Peninsula./.