Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung received the Republic of Korea (RoK) Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Yoon Sang-jick, who is in Hanoi to sign the Vietnam-RoK bilateral free trade agreement.

PM Nguyen Tan Dung appreciated the efforts made by the two negotiating delegations and said the agreement would promote the relationship between the two countries across economics, trade, investment and tourism.

Sincere cooperation is vital to the smooth and effective implementation of the agreement, he said.

He hoped the RoK would provide technical support to Vietnam in the implementation of the agreement and create favourable conditions for Vietnamese agro-products to enter the RoK market and reduce the widening RoK surplus.

The cooperation potential between the two countries is still very large, the PM said, adding that the Vietnamese government attaches importance to the relationship and is willing to work with the RoK government to deepen the relationship, making it more practical and effective for the benefit and development of both countries.

He also wanted the two countries to work together to accelerate the tech start-up park project in Mekong Delta Can Tho City.

Minister Yoon said that the signing of the agreement is the result of great efforts from the two negotiating delegations under the direction of the two governments.

Minister Yoon committed to working closely with the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade to promote trade exchange, especially exporting Vietnamese agro-products to the RoK and the implementation of the tech start-up park in Can Tho City.-VNA