Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Chung Ui-hwa left Ho Chi Minh City on March 21, successfully concluding his five-day official visit to Vietnam.

During his stay, Speaker Chung Ui-hwa held talks with National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung.

The guest was welcomed by Party Secretary General Nguyen Phu Trong and President Truong Tan Sang. At the meetings, leaders of the Party, State and NA of Vietnam applauded the RoK Speaker’s visit to the country, which was made in the context of the bilateral relations’ growing development.

The Speaker and Vietnamese leaders spoke of the two countries’ official announcement to finalise the negotiations of the Vietnam-RoK free trade agreement late last year, which is expected to bring two-way trade to 70 billion USD by 2020.

The two sides committed to further enhancing links between the two legislative bodies by sharing experience in law-making and supervising the implementation of agreements signed between the two nations, contributing to deepening the bilateral strategic partnership.

On the occasion, Chung Ui-hwa paid tribute to late President Ho Chi Minh at his Mausoleum, met with Korean people living and working in Vietnam, visited the World Natural Heritage Ha Long Bay and toured RoK enterprises operating in Vietnam.

He also had a working session with the Ho Chi Minh City’s leaders and met with students from the Ho Chi Minh University of Social Sciences and Humanities (HCM-USSH).-VNA