Top leader receives visiting speaker of RoK’s parliament hinh anh 1Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong (R) and Speaker of the RoK's National Assembly Park Byeong-seug at the meeting in Hanoi on November 2 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong received visiting Speaker of the Republic of Korea (RoK)’s National Assembly Park Byeong-seug in Hanoi on November 2.

The host leader highly valued his guest’s selection of Vietnam as the first Asian country to visit after taking office, which he said reflects the special importance the RoK attaches to Vietnam and bilateral relations.

He expressed his delight at the strong, substantive and effective strides in relations between the two countries, including between their parliaments, which clearly demonstrates the spirit of the Vietnam-RoK strategic cooperative partnership.

He affirmed Vietnam’s consistent foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, peace and development, multilateralisation and diversification of foreign relations; promoting ties with partners in a result-orientated manner, especially neighbouring, regional, and strategic partners like the RoK; actively and proactively integrating into the world; and making responsible contributions to regional and international issues.

For his part, Speaker Park said his country always treasures the strategic cooperative partnership with Vietnam, stressing the Southeast Asian nation holds an importance position in its foreign policy for the region.

The RoK always supports Vietnam’s development and wishes to develop bilateral ties extensively, substantively and effectively in all aspects, via all channels and at all levels, he stressed.

The guest also highly valued the active, effective and responsible activities of Vietnam as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for 2020-2021 and the Chair of ASEAN in 2020, as well as its hosting of the second summit between the US and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in Hanoi.

Park pledged continuation of close coordination with Vietnam at multilateral and international inter-parliamentary forums for the sake of regional and global peace, stability, development and prosperity.

He also wished the Communist Party of Vietnam a successful 13th national congress in early 2021./.