Vietnam a key partner of RoK’s New Southern Policy: Official hinh anh 1Leader of the RoK's ruling Democratic Party Lee Nak-yon (R) poses for a photo with Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Vu Tung (Photo: VNA)

 Seoul (VNA) – Vietnam is a key partner of the Republic of Korea (RoK)’s New Southern Policy, leader of the ruling Democratic Party Lee Nak-yon affirmed while receiving Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Vu Tung on December 15.

Lee said that the RoK-Vietnam relations have been flourishing in all fields over the past years, especially in economy, trade, investment and people-to-people exchange.

He voiced his hope that the bilateral ties will continue obtaining new positive results towards the 30th founding anniversary of diplomatic relations in 2022.

The Vietnamese Ambassador to the RoK shared his host’s views on the swift development of the bilateral ties for the sake of the countries and peoples.

He expressed his delight at the opportunities to deepen the Vietnam-RoK relations as the countries are to celebrate the 30th year of diplomatic ties, voicing a hope that the headquarters of the Embassy of Vietnam in Seoul will be promptly completed, turning into a symbol of the countries’ cooperation.

Lee was elected as leader of the Democratic Party in August. Earlier, he served as the 41st Prime Minister of the RoK from May 2017 until this January./.