HA NOI — The Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences in conjunction with the Korea Foundation and Seoul National University held the seventh RoK-ASEAN Co-operation Forum from August 29-30 in Ha Noi.
The two-day forum, themed "A better world in diversification", marked the 20th anniversary of the establishment of Viet Nam-Republic of Korea (RoK) diplomatic ties. It aimed to strengthen multi-faceted co-operation between the RoK and Viet Nam as well as other countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
During the event, officials, diplomats and scholars from the RoK and ASEAN member countries discussed issues of common concern in East Asia including sustainable growth and sustainable development, migration, regional security and cultural exchange.
In a session on the RoK-ASEAN development co-operation, Vietnamese and RoK scholars affirmed that green growth was a new direction of development and a potential channel for co-operation between Viet Nam and the RoK. The scholars also put forward proposals to boost the RoK-ASEAN strategic partnership.