At the meeting between PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his RoK counterpart Lee Nak-yon (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnamese Government and people stand ready to work with the Republic of Korea (RoK) to promote the strategic cooperative partnership into a deeper and more comprehensive manner, which is in line with the common perception of the two countries’ leaders, particularly the Vietnam-RoK Joint Statement towards the future signed in March, 2018.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc made the affirmation during a meeting in Hanoi on September 26 with his RoK counterpart Lee Nak-yon who came to Vietnam to pay tribute to President Tran Dai Quang.

On behalf of the Vietnamese Party, Government and people, PM Phuc thanked RoK President Moon Jae-in and his spouse for their message of condolences, and Lee for coming to Vietnam to pay his last respect to President Quang, saying this is vivid illustration of the RoK Government and people’s sentiments towards Vietnam.

Also, PM Phuc laid stress on the past achievements in the bilateral ties, adding that high-level exchanges have been maintained, political trust have been enhanced, and people-to-people exchanges have become an important pillar in the Vietnam-RoK friendship.

He said that both sides need to channel more efforts to advance relations in various sectors in order to attain their set goals.

On behalf of President Moon Jae-in, the RoK Government and people, PM Lee expressed the deepest condolences over the passing of President Quang, saying that this is a huge loss to bilateral relations.

The RoK President, Government, and people attach great importance to their relations with Vietnam, he said, affirming that the RoK will join hands with Vietnam to elevate the ties to a new height.–VNA