Prizes are presented to winner of the fourth Korean language speaking contest – Hai Phong 2018 (Photo: VNA)

Hai Phong (VNA) – The fourth Korean language speaking contest – Hai Phong 2018 was launched on September 29 by the Hai Phong Department of Foreign Affairs, the Vietnam Union of Friendship Associations’ Hai Phong chapter and the Korean people association in Hai Phong.

The event aimed to create an environment of learning and exchanging Korean language while promoting friendship between people of Hai Phong and the Republic of Korea.

Nguyen Thi Bich Dung, Deputy Director of the Hai Phong Department of Foreign Affairs, highlighted the Vietnam - RoK relations over the past 25 years with achievements in various areas such as economics, culture, education, healthcare, thus contributing to the two countries’ development. The RoK is the biggest investor in the northern port city of Hai Phong with 114 projects worth 5.56 billion USD, she added.

At the contest, participants, mainly from high schools, showed their understanding on the relations between Vietnam and the RoK as well as their wish for sustainable connection between the two countries in their presentations.

Le Khanh Huyen from Nguyen Trai High School in An Duong district won the first prize with her presentation on the Vietnam – Rok ties and an overseas study dream.-VNA