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[VOV] RoK, Vietnam pledge to consolidate bilateral trust 2024-01-30

VOV.VN - Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son and his counterpart from the Republic of Korea (RoK) Cho Tae Yul consented to continue consolidating trust between the two nations through delegation exchanges at high and all levels, and enhancing trade partnership during their telephone talks held on January 26.

Both sides agreed to work hand in hand to accelerate the effective implementation of the action programme to propel the Vietnam-RoK comprehensive strategic partnership forward.

The two diplomats pledged to incentivize Korean firms to expand investment in Vietnam, build more research and development centres, and transfer core and source technologies to Vietnam, while coordinating in taking full advantage of the RoK's Economic Development Co-operation Fund (EDCF) and the Economic Development Promotion Facility (EDPF).

The RoK will help Vietnam develop cultural industries, expand exchanges among youngsters of the two countries, and provide more scholarships for Vietnamese students to study in the RoK.

The two FMs promised to work for the enhancement of cooperation among localities through practical activities such as the Meet Korea programme, while the RoK will continue supporting Vietnam in high quality human resources training and increasing the receiving of Vietnamese workers in the future.

The two sides concurred to continue  boosting closer coordination and offering mutual support at regional and international forums.

FM Son proposed the RoK continue to cooperate closely with Vietnam within the ASEAN-RoK partnership while assisting Vietnam in performing the role of the coordinator for the ASEAN-RoK relations in the 2021-2024 tenure and organizing the Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 (P4G) Summit in 2025.

He also asked for the RoK's support and vision sharing on ensuring maritime and aviation security, safety and freedom of navigation and overflights in the East Sea, maintaining a peaceful and stable environment as well as a legal order, and settling disputes at sea through peaceful measures in accordance with international law, including the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) 1982.

FM Son used the occasion to congratulate Cho for being appointed as the RoK's FM, affirming that he stays ready to work with FM Cho and bolster cooperation between the two Ministries of Foreign Affairs to strengthen the Vietnam-RoK comprehensive strategic partnership.

FM Cho showed his elation at the growth of the ties between the two countries, underscoring that his country places great importance on relations with Vietnam and considers it an important partner in the RoK's external policy in the region.