APPF-26: Vice NA Chairman receives RoK parliamentary delegation hinh anh 1Vice Chairman of the Vietnamese National Assembly Phung Quoc Hien (fifth from right) receives a delegation from the RoK’s National Assembly. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The legislative bodies of Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) should expand cooperation, support each other at multilateral inter-parliamentary forums and exchange law-making experience, said Vice Chairman of the Vietnamese National Assembly Phung Quoc Hien.

Hien made the call while receiving a delegation from the RoK’s National Assembly in Hanoi on January 18 on the sidelines of the ongoing 26th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF-26).

He also urged the two sides to promote the role of the two friendship parliamentary groups under the cooperative agreement between the two legislative bodies.

The NA Vice Chairman expressed his delights over the sound strategic partnership relations after 25 years of diplomatic ties establishment. He noted that Vietnam always treasures cooperative ties with the Republic of Korea (RoK) and both sides need to enhance high-ranking visits and promote result-oriented collaboration to bring benefits to the two peoples.

Regarding economic cooperation, Hien wished that the RoK will continue to encourage its firms to invest in Vietnam in the fields of infrastructure development, renewable energy, support industry and technology transfer.

Head of the RoK parliament delegation Jinbok Lee lauded Vietnam’s socio-economic development in the past years and agreed that the two parliaments need to enhance bilateral cooperation and strengthen cultural and people-to-people exchanges.

He hoped that the Vietnamese Government will create favourable conditions for RoK residents in Vietnam so that they can serve as a bridge to develop friendship and bilateral cooperation.-VNA