A dancing performance at the gathering on October 18 (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – The Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organisations (HUFO) and the city’s Vietnam-Republic of Korea Friendship Association co-hosted a gathering marking the 4,350th National Foundation Day of the RoK.

Addressing the celebration, Chairman of the city’s Vietnam-Republic of Korea Friendship Association Diep Dung highlighted the strong growth of Vietnam-RoK ties after the two countries set up diplomatic relationship 26 years ago and strategic cooperative partnership 9 years ago. The two countries are important partners of each other in the fields of investment, trade, tourism, culture and people-to-people exchange.

Dung reviewed the association’s activities in the past years to contribute to bilateral relations, including receiving RoK delegations on visit of the city, holding cultural exchange events, and co-sponsoring charity activities with RoK businesses in the city.  

The Consul General of the RoK to HCM City, Lim Jae-hoon hailed the close friendly ties between the two countries. He noted that the RoK is a major investment partner of Vietnam, with more than 3,000 RoK firms doing business in the country.  

On the occasion, the city’s Vietnam-Republic of Korea Friendship Association presented 20 scholarships to students from disadvantaged background at Le Hoang primary school in Go Vap district, HCM City. -VNA