Binh Duong - RoK’s Daejeon city cooperation centre signing ceremony in 2013 (Photo: baobinhduong.vn)
  Binh Duong (VNA) – The Binh Duong provincial chapter of the Vietnam-Republic of Korea (RoK) Friendship Association convened the first Congress for the 2016-2021 tenure in the southern province on September 28. 

Vice Deputy Director of the provincial Department of External Affairs Nguyen Thanh Toan was elected as the chapter’s Chairman who will lead a 19-strong executive board. 

As a member of the Central Committee of the Vietnam-RoK Friendship Association and the provincial Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations, the chapter is meant to foster friendship and understanding between Vietnamese and Korean peoples. 

Binh Duong and the RoK’s Daejeon city established friendly ties in 2005. The RoK is currently the third biggest investor in the province with 583 projects worth over 2.3 billion USD. 

The Congress set tasks of raising public awareness of the Korean history, culture and development as well as the bilateral friendship, solidarity and cooperation in the new period during its tenure. 

Speaking at the event, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Dang Minh Hung expressed his belief that the chapter will continue upholding its role, contributing to tightening friendship between Vietnam and the RoK./.