Foreign Minister holds phone conversation with RoK counterpart
VGP - Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son and the Republic of Korea (RoK)’s new Foreign Minister Park Jin pledged to take effective measures to raise the bilateral trade to US$100 billion by 2023 and US$150 billion by 2030 in a more balancing and sustainable manner.
The two diplomats held a phone conversation on July 13 on the occasion of the two nations' 30thfounding anniversary of diplomatic ties (December 22, 1992).
The Vietnamese Minister affirmed his resolve to collaborate with the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs to upgrade the Viet Nam-RoK strategic cooperative partnership to a higher level.
He suggested the Korean Government maintain and increase preferential loans for Viet Nam and support the Vietnamese citizens living, studying and working in the Northeast Asian country.
In reply, Park reiterated that the RoK regards Viet Nam as a top partner in the region, expecting to foster the bilateral relationship in the time ahead.
He proposed the Vietnamese Government would continue supporting the RoK's enterprises, particularly financial organizations and banks to expand investment in the country.
Both sides expressed their delight on the two nations' ties, consenting to enhance delegation exchanges at all levels via flexible manners and organize activities on celebrating the 30th founding anniversary of diplomatic ties.
The two diplomats pledged to encourage Korean firms to increase investment in key industrial sectors and boost technology transfer for Viet Nam as well as accelerate close coordination in science and technology and health.
Regarding international and regional issues, they agreed to continue close collaboration and mutual support in handling international and regional issues of common concerns and join hands with Viet Nam in successfully assuming the role as the coordinator for ASEAN-RoK relations for 2021-2024.
They underscored the need to maintain peace, stability, security, safety, cooperation and development in the East Sea and continue to support the building of a practical and effective Code of Conduct (COC) that respects the interests of relevant sides in the East Sea in line with international law, especially the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS 1982).