|Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) greets Chairman of the RoK-Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Group Kim Hak-yong.
PM Phuc praised the important role played by parliamentarians of the RoK-Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Group and the Vietnam-RoK Parliamentary Friendship Group, saying Vietnam desires to boost closer coordination with the KoK to take the strategic cooperative partnership between the two nations to new heights.
He also extolled the strong, intensive and effective development of the bilateral relations in recent years as a way of consolidating political trust and deepening mutual understanding between the two nations.
PM Phuc said that the Vietnamese Government always pays attention to dealing with issues related to Korean enterprises operating in Vietnam, adding that their investment in the Southeast Asian country has contributed to increasing Vietnam-RoK exchanges and cooperation.
He voiced his hope that the RoK will continue to support Vietnam in various fields, including security-defence and sports and especially in football, while calling for greater combined efforts to further strengthen the bilateral relationship and elevate two-way trade to US$100 billion by 2020.
In reply, Kim congratulated Vietnam on its socio-economic development achievements in recent years and thanked the Vietnamese Government and people for offering favourable conditions for Korean businesses and nationals living and working in Vietnam.
He pledged to join hands with members of the RoK-Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Group to spur the development of relations between the two countries in the future.