Korean language contest in Hai Phong bolsters cultural exchanges hinh anh 1Winners of the contest at the awards ceremony (Photo: VNA)

 Hai Phong (VNA) – The final of the sixth Korean language contest in the northern port city of Hai Phong was held on October 31.

The event was jointly held by the city’s Department of Foreign Affairs, the city’s union of friendship organisations and the association of Korean people in the locality.

Nguyen Khanh Ly, an employee at LG Display at the city’s Trang Due Industrial Park and Do Tuan Anh of the Hanoi Polytechnic College, Hai Phong campus, triumphed at the contest.

Deputy Director of the Hai Phong Department of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Thi Thanh Huong said the competition was to encourage the learning of Korean language and its culture, contributing to the Vietnam-Republic of Korea friendship.

President of the association of Korean people in the city Cho Sung-jin noted that given that investment from RoK businesses in Hai Phong has been on the rise, the contest helped to tighten the countries’ cooperation and foster exchanges between people of the RoK and Vietnam, and Hai Phong in particular.

The RoK is among leading foreign investors of Hai Phong, with 40 firms channelling nearly 7 billion USD into the port city./.