Vietnamese Minister of Overseas Affairs Bùi Thanh Sơn (left) meets with Republic of Korea’s President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday. — YONHAP/VNA Picture
HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese Minister of Overseas Affairs Bùi Thanh Sơn met with the Republic of Korea (RoK)’s President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday, throughout his official go to to the nation, agreeing that the 2 nations ought to elevate their relationship to a complete strategic partnership.
On the assembly, President Moon Jae-in conveyed his cordial greetings to Normal Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng, President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc and different senior leaders of Việt Nam.
Welcoming Overseas Minister Sơn to the Republic of Korea, he mentioned the go to is a crucial occasion that marks the thirtieth anniversary of the institution of diplomatic relation between the RoK and Việt Nam.
President Moon mentioned that the RoK has at all times thought of Việt Nam a key accomplice in implementing the New Southern Coverage.
He mentioned he hoped that the 2 sides will quickly improve their relationship to a complete strategic partnership. He proposed the nation proceed to create beneficial situations for Korean companies to function in Việt Nam, particularly funding within the fields of infrastructure and finance, in addition to large-scale tasks within the nation.
He mentioned the 2 nations ought to strengthen coordination in regional and worldwide problems with mutual concern.
President Moon extremely appreciates Việt Nam’s coordinating function in Korea-ASEAN relations within the 2021-24 interval, saying that the go to of the Vietnamese international minister would contribute to selling the event of relations between the 2 nations, and between the RoK and ASEAN.
Minister Sơn congratulated the achievements that the RoK has achieved just lately, particularly in response to the pandemic and socio-economic growth.
He affirmed that Việt Nam attaches nice significance to and hopes to additional develop relations with the RoK, during which the main focus is on implementing actions to have a good time the thirtieth anniversary of the institution of diplomatic relation, and upgrading the 2 nations’ relations to the following stage of complete strategic partnership in 2022.
The minister mentioned the 2 nations ought to keep common high-level exchanges and contacts, and create a beneficial political setting, whereas successfully having mechanisms to increase cooperation, particularly within the fields of financial system, commerce, funding and post-pandemic restoration.
He mentioned Việt Nam will try to lift the 2 nations’ commerce turnover to US$100 billion by 2023, in addition to strengthening cooperation in tradition, training, tourism, labour, people-to-people exchanges and intently coordinating in supporting one another’s residents, whereas persevering with to keep up coordination on multilateral boards.
The minister mentioned that Việt Nam will fulfil its function as a coordinator of ASEAN-Korea relations within the 2021-24 interval, bringing extra substantial and efficient progress to the connection between ASEAN and the RoK.
He mentioned he hoped the 2 nations will proceed to coordinate and present a optimistic stance in sustaining peace, stability and authorized order at sea, respecting freedom of navigation and overflight, and settling disputes on the East Sea by peaceable means on the premise of worldwide legislation, together with the United Nations Conference on the Legislation of the Sea 1982 (UNCLOS 1982).
Moreover, assist should proceed concerning the constructing of a substantive and efficient Code of Conduct within the East Sea (COC), in accordance with worldwide legal guidelines, together with UNCLOS 1982. — VNS
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