Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc (R) receives Mayor of Daegu City, Kwon Young-jin in Hà Nội yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất
HÀ NỘI – Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc said yesterday that Việt Nam attaches great importance to expanding exchanges and co-operation between localities of Việt Nam and the Republic of Korea (RoK).
This is an important factor in strengthening ties between the two countries, he said at reception held in Hà Nội for the Mayor of Daegu City, Kwon Young-jin.
Phúc expressed his pleasure at the cooperation forged between Daegu and Vietnamese cities of Đà Nẵng and HCM City.
He urged Kwon Young-jin to encourage the city’s firms to invest in Việt Nam and to boost bilateral trade.
The Prime Minister pledged that Việt Nam will continue to improve its investment environment and create favourable conditions for foreign investors, including those from the RoK in general and Daegu city in particular.
On his part, Mayor Kwon Young-jin requested the PM to offer more assistance to South Korean enterprises. He said he would try his best to boost his country’s investment in Việt Nam.
Daegu will devise more programmes to support Vietnamese who live in the city, like teaching them Korean, the mayor said.
He recommended that the Vietnamese Government creates favourable conditions for Daegu Bank to open a representative office in HCM City. – VNS