In a meeting with KOVIFA Chairman Choi, the top Vietnamese legislator briefed on his long and very successful talks with his RoK counterpart Park Byeong-Seug a day prior during which both leaders agreed on the need to lift the Vietnam-RoK ties to a comprehensive strategic partnership.

Looking back on the 30-year history of the bilateral relations, Hue said he is pleased to see what both countries have achieved together. The two countries have boasted exchanges and cooperation in all areas and remained each other’s top economic partners.

Chairman of the National Assembly Vuong Dinh Hue (R)  receives Chairman of the Korea-Vietnam Friendship Association Choi Young-ju.

He partly attributed the achievements to efforts of Choi and KOVIFA members, saying they have acted as a bridge to strengthen mutual understanding between the two countries and their people.

He suggested KOVIFA coordinate with the Vietnam-RoK Friendship Association to organize activities in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the bilateral diplomatic relations in 2022. He also proposed holding a Vietnamese cultural festival in the RoK and vice versa, and unveiled that Vietnam plans to open a culture center in the RoK.

Choi, for his part, said the COVID-19 pandemic has not only caused various challenges for exchange and business activities between the two sides but also presented new opportunities for their enterprises over the last two years. The KOVIFA will cooperate with other associations to develop plans for the bilateral ties’ 30th anniversary celebrations.

Talking to Ly Huan, Hue said he was pleased to meet with descendants of the Ly family originated from Vietnam. Since the Ly predecessors set their foot to the RoK nearly 1,000 years ago, the family has grown constantly and made considerable contribution to the host country’s development, while implementing many activities toward the homeland, he said.

The Vietnamese leader expected the Ly family to continue fostering post-COVID-19 bilateral exchanges and partnership between the two countries.

Source: VNA