Top legislator receives Korean prosecutor general hinh anh 1Chairwoman of the National Assembly (NA) Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (R) and Prosecutor General Moon Moo-il of the Supreme Prosecutors' Office of the Republic of Korea (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Chairwoman of the National Assembly (NA) Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan hosted a reception for Prosecutor General Moon Moo-il of the Supreme Prosecutors' Office of the Republic of Korea (RoK) in Hanoi on January 29.

Friendly and cooperative relations between Vietnam and the RoK have seen strong development steps and been deepened 27 years after the establishment of diplomatic ties, Ngan said.

She recalled her official visit to the RoK in December last year, during which the two sides agreed on measures to boosting the Vietnam-RoK comprehensive cooperation in politics, economy, security, defence, culture, education and law.

The legislator briefed her guest about the functions and tasks of the Supreme People's Procuracy of Vietnam.

Lauding the outcomes of the talks between Moon and Prosecutor General of the Supreme People’s Procuracy of Vietnam Le Minh Tri, Ngan said a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation for 2019-2022 signed between the two agencies lays the basis for bilateral partnership in the future.

According to the pact, the sides agreed to maintain the regular exchange of delegations to boost friendship and mutual understanding, and share professional experience. They will increase their collaboration in preventing and combating crimes through mutual judicial assistance, training human resources, applying IT, and organising seminars to learn from each other. 

For his part, Moon highlighted cultural similarities shared between Vietnam and the RoK, saying Korean people have extended sentiments to the Vietnamese nation and people.

He believed that, together with the people-to-people exchange and economic cooperation, the collaboration between their judicial agencies will be enhanced.

Both host and guest expressed their delight at significant progress in the Vietnam- RoK strategic partnership.

The RoK is now the biggest foreign investor and second biggest trade partner of Vietnam, which is the fourth largest trade partner of the RoK.

More than 170,000 Vietnamese are living, working and studying in the RoK, while Vietnam accommodates some 150,000 people from the RoK. Around 60,000 Vietnamese-Korean families are acting as special friendship bridges between the two nations.-VNA