Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh (R) receives out-going RoK Ambassador to Vietnam Lee Hyuk (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam attaches special importance to developing its strategic cooperative partnership with the Republic of Korea (RoK), Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh has told out-going RoK Ambassador to Vietnam Lee Hyuk.

During a reception for the RoK diplomat in Hanoi on April 10, Minh affirmed that Vietnam is willing to work with the RoK to effectively implement the common perceptions reached by the two countries’ high-ranking leaders.

The two nations will ceaselessly expand and deepen cooperation across fields including economy, trade, investment, tourism, labour, sci-technology, culture, education and people-to-people exchange, towards lifting the bilateral relations to a new height.

He expressed his belief that with his experience and deep understanding of Vietnam, Lee will continue to effectively contribute to reinforcing the friendship and cooperation between the two countries.

In reply, Lee thanked the Vietnamese Foreign Minister and his ministry for supporting and creating all possible conditions for him to fulfill his duties in Vietnam.

He affirmed the RoK always treasures its relations with Vietnam, promising that in his new position, he will continue efforts to elevate the Vietnam-RoK strategic cooperative partnership in the future.-VNA