The Vietnam-Republic of Korea (RoK) Friendship Week began in Ho Chi Minh City on October 1.
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HCM City (VNA)
– The Vietnam-Republic of Korea (RoK) Friendship Week began in Ho Chi Minh City on October 1 to mark the RoK’s National Foundation Day (October 3) and the 25th anniversary of Vietnam-RoK diplomatic ties (1992-2017).

The event, which encompasses cultural programmes, artistic performances and cuisine display, was co-organized by the Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organizations, the RoK Consulate General in the City, and the municipal Youth Cultural House.

Vu Van Hoa, President of the municipal Vietnam-RoK Friendship Association, said Vietnam and the RoK have made strong progress in their ties over the past 25 years, as evidenced by the establishment of the strategic partnership and their remarkable partnership in trade, investment, culture and education.

Hoa thanked the RoK Consulate General, the RoK Businesspeople Association and the RoK community in the City for their valuable contributions to the bilateral friendship, and wished that more people-to-people exchanges would be held to promote mutual understanding and solidarity and bolster the bilateral ties.

Consul General Park Noh Wan emphasised that the Vietnam-RoK relations over the past 25 years have been fostered by generations of leaders and people and thrived significantly in economics and culture.

He suggested organizing more exchange activities like the Vietnam-RoK Friendship Week as these will make entrepreneurs and people of the two countries closer.

On the occasion, the RoK Businesspeople Association in the City presented 46 scholarships to difficulties-hit university students with outstanding academic records and 20 bicycles to pupils with disadvantaged backgrounds.-VNA