President Tran Dai Quang welcomes RoK counterpart in Hanoi hinh anh 1Presidents Tran Dai Quang and Moon Jae-in wave at Vietnamese children at the official welcome ceremony in Hanoi on March 23 morning (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)President Tran Dai Quang and his spouse hosted the official welcome ceremony for the Republic of Korea (RoK)’s President Moon Jae-in and his spouse in Hanoi on March 23 morning.

The Vietnamese officials at the welcome ceremony included Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, Chairman of the Presidential Office Dao Viet Trung, Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh, Minister of Science and Technology Chu Ngoc Anh, Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung, and Vietnamese Ambassador to the RoK Nguyen Vu Tu.

After the talks following the welcome ceremony, Presidents Tran Dai Quang and Moon Jae-in witnessed the signing of some cooperation documents, including a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on sending and receiving RoK – Vietnamese workers under the employment permit scheme between the Vietnamese Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and the RoK Ministry of Employment and Labour.

The Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade and the RoK Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy signed a MoU on the action programme on trade cooperation for 2018-2020, and another on cooperation in supporting industry.

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A MoU on cooperation in the context of the fourth Industrial Revolution was inked by the Vietnamese and RoK ministries of information and communications. Meanwhile, the Vietnamese Ministry of Transport and the RoK Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport signed a MoU on cooperation in infrastructure, transport and transport technology development. The RoK Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport also signed another MoU on cooperation in urban construction and development with the Vietnamese Ministry of Construction.

Also on March 23 morning, President Tran Dai Quang and Moon Jae-in visited the President Ho Chi Minh relic site. Earlier the same day, the RoK leader laid a wreath and paid tribute to President Ho Chi Minh at his mausoleum in Hanoi.

President Moon Jae-in is paying the first-ever State visit to Vietnam from March 22 to 24.-VNA