Vietnamese FM Bùi Thanh Sơn (R) meets with RoK NA Speaker Park Byeong-seug. VNA/VNS Photograph Khánh Vân
SEOUL — Vietnamese Minister of Overseas Affairs Bùi Thanh Sơn met with Speaker of the Nationwide Meeting of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Park Byeong-seug and the RoK’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Financial system and Finance Hong Nam-ki in Seoul on February 11.
Speaker Park expressed his delight on the international locations’ flourishing relations over the previous years and extremely valued Việt Nam’s position and stature in Southeast Asia.
He affirmed that the Korean parliament will assist and create situations for unceasingly develop and deepen the Việt Nam – RoK strategic cooperative partnership in all facets.
The RoK Nationwide Meeting is able to cooperate and share legislative and supervisory expertise with its Vietnamese counterpart, whereas persevering with to present extra consideration and take sensible measures to assist the Vietnamese group within the RoK, he famous.
Minister Sơn, who was on an official go to to the Northeast Asian nation from February 9 to 11, acknowledged the RoK is without doubt one of the main companions of Việt Nam and the 2 international locations’ parliaments have held an necessary position in selling the strategic cooperative partnership within the current previous.
Noting with satisfaction the more and more strengthened ties between the 2 parliaments, he described 2022 as an necessary 12 months as it should open up a brand new growth stage for the international locations’ relations for the reason that institution of their diplomatic hyperlinks 30 years in the past.
He stated he hopes Việt Nam and the RoK will fruitfully make use of the cooperation and dialogue mechanisms on diplomacy, safety – defence, and financial system – commerce – funding; export extra Vietnamese items to the RoK; promote the RoK’s funding in Việt Nam; enhance expertise switch and labour cooperation; and step up analysis and growth collaboration in well being care, with Việt Nam receiving the COVID-19 vaccine and drug manufacturing expertise from the RoK.
The Overseas Minister added Việt Nam needs to maintain the shut coordination and mutual assist with the RoK at multilateral boards and mechanisms. He requested for continued advocacy of the ASEAN stance on the East Sea challenge, affirming that the Vietnamese Ministry of Overseas Affairs will preserve serving to to bolster cooperation between the 2 parliaments.
Each host and visitor agreed to extend delegation exchanges and conferences in any respect ranges, particularly the excessive stage, so as to improve the political belief and cooperation between their international locations’ parliaments, governments and folks.
Vietnamese FM Bùi Thanh Sơn (L) meets with RoK Deputy PM and Minister of Financial system and Finance Hong Nam-ki. VNA/VNS Photograph Khánh Vân
On the assembly with Deputy PM and Minister of Financial system and Finance Hong Nam-ki, Sơn and his host mentioned measures for creating bilateral relations extra strongly and comprehensively within the coming time.
They agreed to successfully perform the Việt Nam – RoK Free Commerce Settlement to boost bilateral commerce to US$100 billion by 2023 and $150 billion by 2030; enhance cooperation in well being care, tradition, schooling, tourism, labour, and people-to-people alternate; and preserve coordination at multilateral boards and in regional and worldwide problems with shared concern.
Deputy PM Hong held that the international locations have develop into precedence companions of one another, including Korean traders want to additional have interaction in main infrastructure tasks in Việt Nam.
He requested each side to maintain and develop the sound partnerships in tradition, tourism, and people-to-people alternate whereas actively aiding and guaranteeing security and bonafide pursuits for one another’s residents.
He additionally expressed his hope to go to Việt Nam within the close to future to co-chair the second dialogue on financial cooperation on the Deputy PM stage.
The identical day, the minister met with representatives of associations of Vietnamese individuals within the RoK. — VNS