Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh on February 9 offered congratulations to Chung Eui-yong on the latter’s appointment as Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea (RoK).

Vietnam and the RoK officially established diplomatic ties on December 22, 1992. Since then, bilateral relations have been growing fruitfully in various areas.

The two countries elevated their ties to a strategic cooperative partnership in October 2009./.