APEC 2017: President Tran Dai Quang meets with RoK President hinh anh 1President Tran Dai Quang (R) meets with President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in in Da Nang city on November 11 (Photo: VNA)

Da Nang (VNA)President Tran Dai Quang had a meeting with President of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Moon Jae-in in Da Nang city on November 11 on the occasion of the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week.

The two leaders lauded the achievements in their countries’ relations over the last 25 years and agreed to intensify the Vietnam-RoK strategic cooperative partnership

Vietnam and the RoK have common strategic interests in maintaining peace and stability for development, President Quang said, stressing the importance of organising high-level visits and meetings and implementing effective measures and policies to bolster the stable development of economic-trade ties.

He applauded RoK businesses’ stronger investment and participation in equitising State-owned enterprises and restructuring credit institutions in Vietnam. 

He asked the RoK Government to create optimal conditions for Vietnam’s agro-forestry-fishery products to be exported to the RoK and help the Southeast Asian nation be part of the RoK’s global supply chains.

The host leader called on the RoK to continue providing Vietnam with non-refundable aid and official development assistance packages with preferential interest rates, while helping the country improve the capacity of enforcing law at sea and settle post-war bomb and mine consequences.

President Quang asked both countries to carry out the financial cooperation agreement in some major transport infrastructure projects well. They should continue cultural exchanges, actively support and ensure the safety and legitimate interests of Vietnamese and RoK citizens, create favourable conditions for activities of the two countries’ representative agencies.

Regarding regional and international issues, he affirmed Vietnam’s consistent viewpoint on supporting the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and the serious implementation of the UN Security Council’s resolutions regarding the nuclear issue of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. He asked the RoK to continue supporting Vietnam and ASEAN’s stance on keeping peace, security and stability and settling East Sea disputes in line with international law.

For his part, RoK President Moon highly valued the theme of the APEC Year 2017, “Creating Dynamism, Fostering A Shared Future”, which is also the target of Vietnam-RoK relations.

The RoK attaches importance to its strategic cooperative partnership with Vietnam, he noted, adding that the major attainments during the 25 years of diplomatic ties are a solid foundation to open up bright prospects for bilateral relations in the time ahead.

The RoK will join Vietnam to unceasingly expand and deepen cooperation in all spheres. It wants both sides to continue strengthening partnerships in human resources development, science-technology, transport, energy and infrastructure.

President Moon voiced his belief that the Vietnamese people, with strong resolve and industriousness, will create a “miracle on the Mekong River”.

He invited his Vietnamese counterpart to visit the RoK on the occasion of the 10th founding anniversary of the countries’ strategic partnership in 2018. President Quang also invited the RoK leader to visit Vietnam and wished the RoK will successfully organise the 2018 Winter Olympics.-VNA