President of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Moon Jae-in (Photo: AFP/VNA)
 
Hanoi (VNA) – President of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Moon Jae-in and his spouse will pay a State visit to Vietnam from March 22-24.

The visit will be made at the invitation of Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, announced the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Vietnam and the RoK set up diplomatic ties on December 22, 1992. The two countries elevated the bilateral relationship to the level of strategic partnership in 2009.

According to Vietnam’s General Department of Customs, two-way trade between Vietnam and the RoK hit 61.5 billion USD in 2017, a year-on-year increase of 41.3 percent.

Vietnam’s exports to the RoK reached 14.8 billion USD, while its imports from the East Asian country stood at 46.7 billion USD, up 30 percent and 45.3 percent against 2016, respectively.

The two countries have set a target of 100 billion USD in two-way trade by 2020.

The RoK was the second largest foreign investor in Vietnam last year, just behind Japan, with total registered capital of 8.49 billion USD.

In terms of accumulative investment, the country ranked first among 125 countries and territories investing in Vietnam, with total investment capital of 57.7 billion USD by the end of December 2017.-VNA