Hanoi (VNA) – PrimeMinister Nguyen Xuan Phuc reiterated that Vietnam wants to strengthen the strategiccooperative partnership with the Republic of Korea (RoK) during a phone conversationwith acting RoK President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on January 11.
He expressed the wish that bothsides would work closely together to hold activities celebrating the 25th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties, effectively implement the bilateralfree trade agreement, and expand ties across culture, education, tourism,labour and people-to-people exchange.
The Vietnamese PM asked forincreasing collaboration at multilateral forums, especially within theframework of the United Nations, ASEAN and the Asia-Pacific EconomicCooperation (APEC) forum, contributing to maintaining peace, stability anddevelopment in the region and the world.
PM Phuc asked the RoK to facilitatethe import of Vietnamese goods, promote investment in Vietnam, assist intechnology transfer and provide support for Vietnamese nationals in the RoK,especially Vietnamese brides, so that they can integrate into the host society.
The Vietnamese government isdetermined to build a constructive and action-minded cabinet, with a focus onimproving administrative reform, business climate and competitiveness, he said,affirming that Vietnam always stands ready to offer support to foreigninvestors, including those from the RoK, to do long-term business in thecountry.
Acting President and PM Hwang Kyo-ahn,for his part, affirmed that the RoK government will encourage businesses toinvest more in Vietnam and continue to assist Vietnamese nationals in thecountry, especially brides, and coordinate closely with Vietnam ininternational forums.
He expressed wish that theVietnamese government would continue facilitating Korean businesses andcommunity in Vietnam.-VNA
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