The Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences in conjunction with the Korea Foundation and Seoul National University held the seventh RoK-ASEAN Cooperation Forum from August 29-30 in Hanoi.

The two-day forum, themed “A better world in diversification”, was an activity to mark 20 years of the establishment of Vietnam-Republic of Korea (RoK) diplomatic ties. It aims to strengthen multi-faceted cooperation between the RoK and Vietnam as well as other countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

During the event, officials, diplomats and scholars from the RoK and ASEAN member countries discussed issues of common concern in East Asia including sustainable growth and sustainable development, migration, regional security and cultural exchange.

In a session on the RoK-ASEAN development cooperation, Vietnamese and the RoK scholars affirmed that green growth is a new direction of development and a new channel of cooperation between Vietnam and the RoK. The scholars also put forward proposals to boost the RoK-ASEAN strategic partnership.-VNA