|VNA General Director Nguyen Duc Loi delivers a keynote address at the event.—VNA/VNS Photo
HA NOI (VNS) — The Vietnam-Korea Times – Viet Nam's first Korean language newspaper made its debut in Ha Noi yesterday.
It is a collaboration between Vietnam Pictorial, a Viet Nam News Agency (VNA) publication, and a newspaper for the Republic of Korea's (RoK) overseas citizens.
The paper aims to strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries by serving as a bridge for mutual understanding and trust between the two peoples.
It will provide information on Viet Nam's investment environment and co-operation opportunities, while serving as a reliable source of news for RoK policymakers, scholars, businesses and the Korean community living in Viet Nam.
The 24-page colour-printed Vietnam-Korea Times will be published every Tuesday, covering a wide range of topics including politics, the economy, culture, education, art, history, Viet Nam and its people, business activities and community information.
During the publication's launch ceremony, both VNA General Director Nguyen Duc Loi and Charge d'affaires at the RoK Embassy in Ha Noi Oh Nak Young expressed their delight at the growing friendship and all round co-operation between the two countries, which has developed into a strategic partnership.
They agreed both sides are laying the foundations for further and more effective bilateral ties.
Loi noted the RoK is now the second largest direct investor in Viet Nam, with registered capital totalling over US$24 billion.
He said the country is Viet Nam's second biggest ODA provider, and ranks fourth in trade and third in labour co-operation with Viet Nam, adding that over 120,000 people from the RoK live in the country and a similar number of Vietnamese live in the RoK.
The newspaper reflects the Vietnamese Government's growing interest in the RoK community in Viet Nam. — VNS