Congratulating Ms. Oh Young Ju on her appointment as the RoK's first female ambassador to Vietnam, General Phan Van Giang emphasized that over the past years, the Vietnam - RoK relations have maintained a stable and comprehensive development momentum. The two countries have become each other’s top and important partner, especially in the fields of economy, trade, and investment.

General Phan Van Giang (right) receives RoK Ambassador to Vietnam Oh Young Ju.

In recent years, defense cooperation has been promoted by the two sides, achieving many positive results. In early September 2022, the 10th Vietnam - RoK Defense Policy Dialogue was successfully held in Korea. At the event, the two sides agreed on many cooperation contents to strengthen the bilateral defense relations in an intensive and practical manner, contributing to the overall relationship between Vietnam and the RoK.

General Phan Van Giang hoped that during her term of office in Vietnam, Ambassador Oh Young Ju would pay attention to promoting cooperation between the two countries in general and defense ties in particular in an intensive, practical, and effective manner, for the benefit of the two peoples and for peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and in the world.  He affirmed that the Vietnamese Ministry of National Defense will always create favorable conditions for the diplomat to fulfill her duties.

General Phan Van Giang presents a souvenir to the RoK Ambassador. 

For her part, Ambassador Oh Young Ju thanked General Phan Van Giang for the reception and highly appreciated the outcomes of the talks between the two Defense Ministers of Vietnam and RoK on the sidelines of the freshly-ended ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Meeting Plus (ADMM+) in Cambodia.

The Korean diplomat affirmed that in her position, she will do her utmost to make positive contribution to further developing the Vietnam - RoK relations in general and bilateral defense cooperation in particular.

Translated by Tran Hoai