General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong (R) hosts a reception for President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea on March 23. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong hosted a reception in Hanoi on March 23 for President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea, during which the host highlighted the significance of Moon's current visit to Vietnam.

The Party chief expressed his belief that the visit will contribute to deepen the cooperative ties between the two countries, while highly valuing the development of Vietnam-RoK cooperation in various fields, especially economic trade and investment affiliation.

Vietnam always attaches importance to the relations with the RoK, he said, suggesting the two governments continue taking measures to boost cooperation in areas, creating a firm political, economic and social foundation and further deepening the Vietnam-RoK strategic cooperative partnership.

President Moon, for his part, attributed the bilateral relations’ strong development over the past 25 years to common efforts of the two countries’ leaders and peoples.

The president affirmed the Rok will exert more efforts to join hands with Vietnam to foster the two countries’ future relations, bringing practical benefits for both peoples for peace, security, stability, development and prosperity in the region and the world.

The RoK treasures the relations with Vietnam and considers the country an important partner in Southeast Asia, he said.

He hoped the two countries would continue closely work together to deepen the bilateral ties and soon elevate the relationship to a new height in the time to come.

President Moon invited Party General Secretary Trong to visit the RoK at a convenient time. The later accepted the invitation with pleasure. - VNA