RoK legislator affirms Vietnam’s central role in New Southern policy hinh anh 1Speaker of the National Assembly of Republic of Korea (RoK) Park Byeong-seug (R) receives  Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Vu Tung in Seoul (Photo: VNA)

Seoul (VNA) – Speaker of the National Assembly of Republic of Korea (RoK) Park Byeong-seug affirmed Vietnam is a central cooperation partner in the RoK’s New Southern policy at a reception for Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Vu Tung in Seoul on October 22.

The RoK top legislator welcomed the ambassador who took up the post in the RoK at a time when bilateral ties are growing in all aspects, and the two countries are important partners of each other in politics-security and trade-investment. People-to-people exchanges between the two countries are also expanding.  

He added that both the RoK and Vietnam are models of success in controlling the COVID-19 pandemic, and expressed his wish to visit Vietnam, the first Asian country he chooses to visit as National Assembly speaker, at an early date.

Ambassador Tung confirmed that Vietnam attaches importance to bolstering the Vietnam-RoK strategic cooperative partnership, especially at a time when Vietnam along with other ASEAN member countries and the RoK are actively implementing the New Southern policy.

He asked the RoK to continue supporting the Vietnamese community in the RoK, and pledged to do his best to promote the relationship between the two countries./. 
VNA