Deputy PM, FM holds phone talks with RoK FM

VOV.VN - Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh on February 28 had a telephone call with RoK Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha at the request of the Republic of Korea (RoK).

Both sides compared notes on the Vietnam – RoK relations and cooperation. On this occasion, Minh mentioned the Vietnamese government’s decision to suspend the unilateral exemption of visa for the RoK citizens starting from 0:00 a.m. on February 29.

This had earlier been notified to the RoK side to increase the ability to curb the spread of the epidemic, under which Korean popular passport holders are still allowed to enter Vietnam after acquiring the suitable visa.

Minh asked the RoK side to closely coordinate with Vietnam in the prevention and fight against the epidemic as well as support the citizens and businesses working and living in the respective country, while hoping that economic cooperation and trade between the two sides will be maintained as usual.

For her part, RoK Foreign Minister Kang made known of the efforts by her government aimed at coping with the COVID-19 and affirmed the government’s sustained efforts to contain the epidemic. She also emphasized the Korean government will also provide free medical assistance under WHO standards to the Vietnamese citizens in the RoK.