Seoul (VNA) – The National Assemblies of Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) should enhance exchanges and cooperation to contribute to the enhance of  relations between the two countries, NA Vice Chairman Uong Chu Luu told Speaker of the RoK NA Chung Sye-kyun.

During a meeting with the RoK top legislator in Seoul on June 30, NA Vice Chairman Luu reiterated Vietnam's external policy of independence, self-reliance, diversification and multilateralisation, and expressed his hope that the two countries will continue working to improve the effectiveness of multifaceted cooperation.

He suggested the two nations increase the exchange of high-level visits and meetings to enhance political trust and expand bilateral cooperation, especially in the fields of economy, trade, tourism, culture, education and people-to-people exchanges.

Vietnam and the RoK should intensify coordination in regional and international issues of common concern, especially in maintaining peace, stability in the Asia Pacific region, Luu said.

Vietnam welcomed and proposed the RoK continue supporting the stance of Vietnam and ASEAN on the East Sea issue, he said, expecting that the RoK to show stronger attitude towards actions that increase tensions in the waters and call on involved parties to promote dialogues in order to maintain peace, stability and denuclearisation on the Korean Peninsula and fully implement the UN resolutions.

For his part, Speaker Chung Sye-kyun emphasised the role played by the two legislatures in general and parliamentarians in particular in removing difficulties and acting as intermediaries to settle differences.

He asked the Vietnamese Government to pay heed to education for RoK children living with their parents in Vietnam, and expanding the teaching of Korean language in the country.

Later on the same day, NA Vice Chairman Uong Chu Luu visited the Vietnamese Embassy and met with representatives of the Vietnamese community in the RoK, during which he urged Vietnamese expatriates to continue making active contributions to the homeland.-VNA