Hanoi (VNA) – National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan arrived in Hanoi on December 7 evening, concluding her official visit to the Republic of Korea (RoK) at the invitation of Speaker of the RoK’s parliament Moon Hee-sang.
At the talks and meetings between the two sides, RoK leaders expressed their belief that the trip would continue giving a boost to the two parliaments’ relations and greatly helping with the extensive development of the countries’ strategic cooperative partnership.
Both sides stressed the need to maintain exchanges between the two countries’ senior leaders and create favourable conditions for enhancing cooperation between Vietnamese and Rorean sectors and localities, thus helping strengthen mutual understanding and political trust to further develop bilateral ties.
The trip also affirmed Vietnam’s support for the RoK’s New Southern Policy.
During the trip from December 4 to 7, Chairwoman Ngan visited Busan city, received Honorary Consul General of Vietnam in Busan-Gyeongnam region Park Soo-kwan and Busan Mayor Oh Keo-don, and met representatives of Vietnam-RoK families.
She was granted with an Honorary Doctorate Degree of Politics by the Pukyong National University and also talked to Vietnamese students there.
In Seoul capital city, the legislator had talks with Speaker of the RoK’s NA Moon Hee-sang and a meeting with RoK President Moon Jae-in. She met with staff of the Vietnamese Embassy, representatives of the Vietnamese community and intellectuals in the country.
She and the RoK’s NA Speaker also attended an investment and trade forum between the two countries. Vietnam’s budget airline Vietjet launched an air route linking Phu Quoc Island of Vietnam with Seoul at this event.
On this occasion, Chairwoman Ngan received representatives of the Ly families and presented the Frienship Order to Professor Ahn Kyong-hwan – Chairman of the Association of Vietnamese Studies in the RoK.
She also witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding on an action plan for raising bilateral trade to 100 billion USD in a balanced manner by 2020 between Vietnamese Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh and Korean Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Sung Yunmo.-VNA