VOV.VN - The Republic of Korea (RoK) considers Vietnam one of its most important partners in the region, and aspires to expand bilateral relations in diplomacy and economics, and to continue boosting defence ties, particularly in defence industry.
RoK Prime Minister Han Duck-soo made the statement during a reception for Vietnamese Minister of National Defence Gen. Phan Van Giang who is on an official visit to the RoK at an invitation of his Korean counterpart Lee Jong-sup.
Han said the visit holds special significance as both nations just upgraded their relations to a comprehensive strategic partnership last December.
He also suggested the Vietnamese Government support the RoK in hosting the Busan Expo 2030.
Giang, in turn, affirmed that Vietnam always treasures its comprehensive cooperation with the RoK.
Briefing the host on the outcomes of his talks with his Korean counterpart, Giang stated that both sides had agreed upon a score measures to further enhance defence links on a par with the bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership.
The Vietnamese minister expressed his hope that the Government and relevant agencies of the RoK will help Vietnam deal with post-war consequences.
He also said he hopes PM Han will provide continued support for the two defence ministries’ substantive and effective collaboration. Giang also visited Hanwha Group during his stay in the RoK.