Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình met with the Republic of Korea (RoK) National Assembly Speaker Chung Sye-kyun in Seoul yesterday to seek measures to forge the two countries’ future partnership, especially in legislation. — VNA/VNS Photo Hữu Toàn
SEOUL – Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình met with the Republic of Korea (RoK) National Assembly Speaker Chung Sye-kyun in Seoul yesterday to seek measures to forge the two countries’ future partnership, especially in legislation.
Bình affirmed that Việt Nam treasures its partnership with the RoK and hopes to further bolster ties, highlighting developments in bilateral collaboration, especially after the Việt Nam visit of the RoK’s top legislator in April 2017.
He suggested the two parliaments strengthen co-operation and experience sharing, especially in legislation, supervision and decision-making activities.
The two countries should also foster affiliation in culture, education, tourism, labour and people-to-people contacts, while supporting each other at regional and international inter-parliamentary forums, he said.
Bình also proposed that the RoK create favourable conditions for the Vietnamese community, especially women married to Korean men, to settle down in the host country.
Both countries should sign an agreement on civil and trade support, and consider renewing the memorandum of understanding on the sending and receiving of Vietnamese labourers in the RoK that expires in May 2018.
For his part, Chung Sye-kyun expressed hope for closer ties between the two parliaments, and pledged to create optimal conditions for the growth of the bilateral strategic co-operative partnership, and to continue supporting the Vietnamese community in the RoK.
The same day, Bình had a meeting with Chairman of the RoK’s Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission Park Un-jong, during which he lauded the commission’s assistance to the Vietnamese Government Inspectorate in a project to evaluate the effectiveness of anti-corruption work in Việt Nam using RoK methods.
Underlining corruption prevention as a major interest of Việt Nam, Bình asked for the commission’s continued support in completing a tool to evaluate anti-corruption work at provincial level and building other tools for government agencies and the State-owned sector.
Park Un-jong said that the RoK is keen on working with Việt Nam by sharing experience and anti-corruption policies, and organising joint inspections and conferences. - VNS