Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh (right) hosted a reception in Hanoi on August 23 for Park Soo-kwan, Honorary Consul General of Vietnam in the Republic of Korea’s Busan-Gyeongnam region

Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh hosted a reception in Hanoi on August 23 for Park Soo-kwan, Honorary Consul General of Vietnam in the Republic of Korea’s Busan-Gyeongnam region.

At the meeting, Minh expressed his delight at the development of the Vietnam-RoK strategic cooperative partnership.

He applauded Park’s contributions to promoting bilateral ties, especially in assisting Vietnamese-Korean families, and Vietnamese labourers and students in the Busan-Gyeongnam region.

The Deputy PM urged Park to carry forward his role as the Honorary Consul General to support and protect legitimate rights and interests of Vietnamese citizens who are living, studying, and working in the region.

He also called on the Honorary Consul General to encourage large and potential businesses in the region to increase their investment in Vietnam, to promote the presence of Vietnamese products on the RoK market, and to enhance cooperation in tourism, and education and training between the two countries.

In his reply, Park pledged that he will continue to make all-out efforts in order to contribute to forging the strategic cooperative partnership in the time ahead.–VNA