President of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Park Geun-hye left Hanoi on September 11, concluding her five-day State visit to Vietnam at the invitation of President Truong Tan Sang.

During her stay, she held talks with her Vietnamese counterpart Truong Tan Sang, paid a courtesy call to General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong, and met with Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung.

At the meetings, the two sides expressed their satisfaction at the far-reaching friendship and cooperation in various realms since they established diplomatic ties and strategic cooperative partnership in 1992 and 2009, respectively.

Both sides agreed on stronger links in economics-trade-investment, development, science-technology, labour, environment, culture and education, looking towards 70 billion USD in two-way trade by 2020.

Apart from accelerating the signing of a free trade agreement, both host and guest shared view that an early signing of a labour cooperation agreement is needed to replace the former which expired last year.

They also agreed to kick-start the Vietnam-Korea Institute of Science & Technology (V-KIST) project in the coming time.

The RoK President witnessed the signing of seven cooperation agreements on science-technology, environment, land management, labour, transport infrastructure, finance - banking, distribution and logistics.

As part of her visit, President Park also laid a wreath at the Mausoleum of President Ho Chi Minh and visited the city named after him.-VNA