HCM city’s Vietnam – RoK Friendship Association introduces new chapter

The Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organisations and the city’s Vietnam – RoK Friendship Association on October 10 mounted a get-together to celebrate the 4,351st anniversary of the East Asian country’s National Foundation Day.

The Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organisations (HUFO) and the city’s Vietnam – Republic of Korea (RoK) Friendship Association on October 10 mounted a get-together to celebrate the 4,351st anniversary of the East Asian country’s National Foundation Day.

HCM city’s Vietnam – RoK Friendship Association introduces new chapter

Musical performance at the gathering. Photo: VOH

Congratulating the RoK on its National Foundation Day, Nguyen Van Manh, Vice President of the HUFO, said that the two countries’ relations are developing across the fields, from politics, economy, people-to-people exchange, to culture, sport, and tourism.

He added the sides have frequently exchanged high-ranking delegations, set up cooperation programmes, and supported each other at multilateral and international forums.

Manh highlighted the fact that Vietnam and the RoK are big trade partner of each other, with the number of Vietnamese living in the RoK almost equaling that of Koreans in Vietnam.

He noted that his city has established friendship and cooperation with seven Korean localities, with joint projects conducted regularly in the fields of health, cultural exchange and education-training, among others.

Lim Jae-hoon, RoK Consul General to HCM City, said relations between Vietnam and the RoK have been progressing across politics, economy, people-to-people exchanges, and culture-sport-tourism cooperation. The two nations regularly exchange high-level delegations, establish collaboration programmes, and support each other at multilateral and international forums for mutual peace and prosperity. They have also become important partners in economic development.

Amid such robust ties, the city has developed an effective cooperation with Busan and several other localities in the RoK.

The city is also a venue for many joint projects and cultural activities between the two countries as well as for the reception of RoK high-raking delegations and leaders, the diplomat noted.

Currently, 3,000 RoK firms are investing in the city and about 100,000 Koreans are living here and in neighbouring provinces.

HCM city’s Vietnam – RoK Friendship Association introduces new chapter

50 scholarships (30 from the Korean Youth Orchestra organization and 20 from the PTV Group company) for students. Photo: HUFO

Also on this occasion, the Ho Chi Minh City Labor Culture Palace offcially became a chapter of the city’s Vietnam – RoK Friendship Association. 50 students was received scholarships from Korean Youth Orchestra and the PTV Group. 30 scholarships for students studying Korean at the Association at HUFLIT University, Hong Bang, Social Sciences and Humanities and 20 scholarships for disadvantaged students of District 3./.

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