Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh met with the Republic of Korea ’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Choi Kyonglim, in Hanoi on December 12.

Addressing the meeting, which discussed trade and investment between Vietnam and RoK, Ninh expressed his appreciation of the results from a seminar held in Hanoi to deliberate free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations between the two sides.

He said he was pleased to see the strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries developing deeper and broader and believed that both sides will further foster ties in coming years.

Kyonglim briefed Ninh on results of the aforementioned seminar. He said an FTA between Vietnam and RoK could not lean toward any one side. Therefore, practical suggestions are needed to help benefit both nations, he added.

To reach the two-way trade target of 20 billion USD by 2015, relationship breakthroughs among firms from both nations are needed, he noted.-VNA