There remain ample room for Vietnam-RoK cooperation in development research: NA Chairman hinh anh 1National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue receives Director of the Korea Development Institute (KDI) Hong Jang-pyo in Seoul on December 14, as part of the top Vietnamese legislator’s official visit to the RoK. (Photo: VNA)
Seoul (VNA) – There remain ample room for cooperation in research and policy sharing between Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK), National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue said while receiving Director of the Korea Development Institute (KDI) Hong Jang-pyo in Seoul on December 14, as part of the top Vietnamese legislator’s official visit to the RoK.

Development research is a leading important sector for the fortune of each nation, and the Vietnamese State has paid due attention to this sphere, Hue said, adding that Vietnam has actively learned from foreign countries’ development experience.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Vietnam hoped that the RoK will share its experience in overcoming difficulties and spurring economic recovery and development, as well as the country’s economic strategy in the new period, the leader said.

In reply, Hong briefed the Vietnamese legislator on the operation of the institute that specislises in policy study, consultancy and sharing with most of countries in the world.

Amid the pandemic, the institute has focused on policies on economic recovery, investment and job generation, he said, stressing that the KDI wants to seek suitable Vietnamese partners to exchange research studies.

Bilateral cooperation in training and basic research is necessary and useful for the development of both nations, Hong added.  

The same day, Hue attended a roundtable with major Korean groups, during which he introduced Vietnam’s achievements in realising the dual goals of COVID-19 combat and economic recovery and development, especially maintaining macro-economic stability.

Vietnam will resume commercial international flights from early 2022, including those to Seoul, he said, adding that the two countries are also working towards the mutual recognition of vaccine passports to facilitate the travelling of investors, businessmen and people.

At the roundtable, the top legislator, ministers and representatives from ministries cleared up questions raised by Korean firms regarding Vietnam’s strategic development orientations in the time ahead, along with priorities of the Vietnamese legislature in consolidating institutions, and amending and supplementing laws to meet new development requirements and boost the digital economy.

Vietnam commits to building an investment environment that meets international standards, and offers new business opportunities to foreign investors, including those from the RoK, Hue affirmed.

Within the framework of the NA Chairman’s visit, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Van Hung had a working session with his Korean counterpart Hwang Hee in Seoul on December 14.

The two sides signed a cultural exchange programme on activities marking the 30th founding anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties in 2022./.