A delegation from the Republic of Korea (RoK) National Assembly’s Defence Committee led by its chairman Won Yoo-chul, has paid a working visit to Vietnam to foster cooperative relations between Vietnam and the RoK.

The delegation was received by Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Sinh Hung and the National Assembly Vice Chairman, Huynh Ngoc Son, on March 15.

Deputy PM Hung expressed his gladness to see the development of Vietnam-RoK relations, especially in the economic sector, with the two countries striving to raise bilateral trade to 20 billion USD.

The Deputy PM also said he hoped to receive more support from RoK, as it is one of Vietnam ’s leading investors.

Chairman Won Yoo-chul agreed that the two countries need to boost cooperation at all levels in order to actualise the strategic partnership agreement reached between the two leaders.

He also said that relevant RoK agencies will create more favourable conditions for the Vietnamese community of over 100,000 people in the country.

At a separate meeting with the RoK guest, NA Vice Chairman Huynh Ngoc Son highly valued the cooperation between the two legislative bodies and expressed thanks to the RoK NA for its advocacy for Vietnam at inter-parliamentary forums in the region and the world.

He also affirmed that the Vietnam government and people attached great importance to friendly and multifaceted cooperative relations with the RoK, to bring benefits to both nations’ people, as well as promote the prosperity of each country.

For his part, Won Yoo-chul showed his honour at witnessing Vietnam ’s great achievements in economic and social development.

He expressed his belief that the close cooperation between the RoK and Vietnam will not only foster the development of the two countries but also bring peace and common prosperity to the region.

The RoK valued Vietnam ’s role in Southeast Asia, and expected Vietnam to support the RoK in strengthening its cooperative relations with member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), he said.

On this occasion, the two parties signed a cooperative agreement to further boost exchange and cooperative activities between agencies of the two assemblies./.