Prime Minister hosts reception for Korean Foreign Minister

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on Tuesday hosted a reception for Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Park Jin who is on an official visit to Viet Nam.


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Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (right) hosts reception for Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea Park Jin at the Government Office, October 18, 2022. Photo: VGP

Pham affirmed the Vietnamese Government and people's resolve to continue promoting the two countries' cooperation in a strong, substantive, effective, and extensive manner.

He expressed his delight at the vigorous growth of bilateral ties over the last 30 years, stressing that the two sides should maintain high-level exchanges and meetings in flexible forms, step up effective and extensive cooperation in all fields, and develop their ties to a new level.

PM Pham described economic partnership as an important pillar of bilateral relations and asked the countries to cooperate closely to soon raise their trade to US$100 billion by 2023 and US$150 billion by 2030 in a balanced manner.

Pham also called for the facilitation of Korean investment in Viet Nam, with priority given to digital technology, electronics, renewable energy, infrastructure development, and construction of high technology complexes, industrial parks, and high-quality agricultural zones.

He underlined that the Vietnamese Government and himself always attaches importance to and create the best possible conditions for businesses from the RoK and other countries.

The PM called on the Korean Government to continue viewing Viet Nam as a focal partner of its development cooperation policy, assist the Southeast Asian nation to enhance workers' skills, improve working and living conditions for Vietnamese workers, and strongly enhance collaboration in digital transformation, green transition, circular economy, health care, culture, education, and people-to-people exchange.

Minister Park noted the RoK considers Viet Nam as a major partner in not only its policy for ASEAN but also its Indo-Pacific strategy, adding that his country always wishes to further intensify all-round cooperation with Viet Nam.

He also thanked the PM and Government of Viet Nam for supporting the Korean community in the country, listening to Korean firms' opinions, and resolving difficulties, which is a demonstration of the Vietnamese Prime Minister and Government's attention to Korean investors.

At the meeting, both host and guest also touched upon international and regional issues of shared interest. Pham stated Viet Nam is ready to help the RoK strengthen ties with ASEAN.

Meanwhile, Park suggested the two countries work closely in climate change response. He also affirmed that the RoK supports and shares the common vision on ensuring security, safety, and freedom of navigation and overflight in the East Sea; maintaining peace, stability and legal order; and settling disputes by peaceful means./.


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