RoK’s National Day celebrated in Ho Chi Minh City hinh anh 1Performance of RoK traditional dance at the ceremony. (Source:

A ceremony was held in Ho Chi Minh City on October 8 to celebrate the 4,347th anniversary of the Republic of Korea (RoK)’s National Foundation Day (October 3) and 20 years of the establishment of the Vietnam- RoK Friendship Association’s Ho Chi Minh City chapter.

Speaking at the event, RoK Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City Park Noh-wan underscored the growing relations between Vietnam and the RoK, stressing that the traditional friendship has been nurtured through regular visits of high-ranking leaders of the two countries.

He affirmed that he will do his utmost for the Vietnam- RoK strategic relations.

For his part, Vu Van Hoa, Chairman of the Vietnam-RoK Friendship Association chapter in Ho Chi Minh City highlighted the sound relations between two countries over the past 20 years, which have grown across politics, economics, culture, and social affairs.

In the Vietnam- RoK joint statement issued during RoK President Park Geun Hye’s state visit to Vietnam in September last year, two sides agreed to head to a two-way trade of 70 billion USD by 2020. In addition, the signing of a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) has opened a line-up of development opportunities for both sides.

The Vietnam-RoK Friendship Association chapter in Ho Chi Minh City has also made significant contributions to consolidating the diplomatic relations through expanding cultural exchanges as well as economic and education cooperation.-VNA