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Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong (R) receives Speaker of the RoK National Assembly Park Byeong-seug (Photo: VNA)
The Korea Economic Daily and Chosun Ilbo have extensively run articles reporting the visit of Speaker of the National Assembly Park Byeong-seug which lasts from October 31 to November 4.
According to the Korea Economic Daily, or Hankyung, Park Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. Talks with NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan also taken place on the same day.
Park was quoted as saying that the visit demonstrates that the RoK treasures economic cooperation and friendship with Vietnam and he voiced his hope that the plant, viewed a key Samsung manufacturing facility in the country, will take the lead in product quality.
|National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (R) welcomes Speaker of the NA of the Republic of Korea Park Byeong-seug in Hanoi on November 2. Photo: VNA|
In those meetings, Park underlined the necessity of lifting RoK-Vietnam relations from the current strategic cooperative partnership to the level of comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership.
Park was reportedly underlined the necessity of lifting ROK-Vietnam relations from their current strategic cooperative partnership status to the level of comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership. The National Assembly Speaker also spoke highly of Vietnam’s COVID-19 containment and economic development.
The article mentioned that the Vietnamese side requested the ROK extend a memorandum of understanding on sending and receiving Vietnamese workers, which had expired early this year.
Meanwhile, the daily newspaper Chosun Ilbo and the aseanexpress.co.kr news site covered the Speaker’s visit to a Samsung Electronics mobile manufacturing plant on November 2.
Park was quoted as saying that the visit demonstrates that the ROK treasures economic cooperation and friendship with Vietnam and he voiced his hope that the plant, viewed a key Samsung manufacturing facility in the country, will take the lead in product quality.
The daily newspaper JoongAng Ilbo reported that the Speaker met with Secretary of the Party Committee of Ninh Binh province Nguyen Thi Thu Ha on November 1 to discuss economic cooperation between ROK companies and the locality.
He said ROK businesses have invested in 35 projects in Ninh Binh, and hoped that local authorities will create the best possible conditions for their operations, according to VNA.
Earlier on November 2, during a reception for visiting Speaker of the RoK National Assembly Park Byeong-Seug on November 2, Vietnamese PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc wished that the RoK would buy more Vietnamese products, especially farm produce and consumer goods.
Phuc has suggested lifting two-way trade between Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) to $100 billion from $68 billion in 2019.
Mr. Park Noh Wan, the Korean Ambassador in late October sent an aid package worths US $300,000 to help flood-stricken provinces in Central Vietnam overcome damages.
Wan also extended his sympathy and condolences messages to local residents in flood-stricken areas. He was quoted as saying that Vietnam-based RoK enterprises were proactively raising funds for the Central locals, which would further strengthen the good cooperation between the two countries.
According to Wan, RoK and Vietnam always support each other during difficult times, including the recent Covid-19 outbreak and this flooding time. He hoped the good bilateral relationship would be a driving force for both countries to unanimously overcome hardships.
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