|Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh (L) meets RoK National Assembly Speaker Chung Sye-kyun in Seoul
Binh affirmed that Vietnam treasures the strategic cooperative partnership with the RoK and hopes to further bolster the ties, highlighting developments in bilateral collaboration, especially after the Vietnam visit of the RoK’s top legislator in April 2017.
He suggested that the two parliaments strengthen cooperation and experience sharing, especially in legislation, supervision and decision-making activities.
The two countries should also foster affiliation in culture, education, tourism, labour and people-to-people contacts, while supporting each other at regional and international inter-parliamentary forums, he said.
Binh also proposed that the RoK create favourable conditions for the Vietnamese community, especially women married to Korean men, to settle down their lives in the host country.
Both countries should soon sign an agreement on civil and trade support, and consider renewing the memorandum of understanding on the sending and receiving of Vietnamese labourers in the RoK that will expire in May 2018.
For his part, Chung Sye-kyun expressed hope for closer ties between the two parliaments, and pledged to create optimal conditions for the growth of the bilateral strategic cooperative partnership, and continue seeking practical measures to support the Vietnamese community in the RoK.
The same day, Binh had a meeting with Chairman of the RoK’s Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission Park Un-jong, during which he lauded the commission’s assistance to the Vietnamese Government Inspectorate in piloting a project to evaluate the effectiveness of anti-corruption work in Vietnam using RoK methods.
Underlining corruption prevention as the major interest of Vietnam in building a growth-enabling government, Binh asked for the commission’s continued support in completing a tool of evaluating anti-corruption work at provincial level and building other tools for government agencies and State-owned sector.
Park Un-jong said that the RoK is keen on cooperating with Vietnam in specific areas such as sharing experience and anti-corruption policies, and organising joint inspections and conferences.