Viet Nam News
HCM CITY – The Việt Nam–Republic of Korea (RoK) Friendship Week was launched on Sunday in HCM City to celebrate the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries as well as the RoK’s National Foundation Day (October 3).
The event was organised by HCM City’s Union of Friendship Organisations, the RoK Consulate General in HCM City and the Youth Cultural House.
Huỳnh Minh Thiện, the chair of the friendship organisation, and Park Noh Wan, the general consul of the Republic of Korea in HCM City attended the event.
Vũ Văn Hoà, president of the municipal Việt Nam–RoK Friendship Association, said Việt Nam and RoK had achieved progress in improving the two countries’ trade, investment, culture and education ties.
While about 140,000 Vietnamese people, including 50,000 workers and 10,000 students, are currently staying in South Korea, about 140,000 Koreans, mostly businesspeople, are living in Việt Nam.
Hoà thanked the RoK Consulate General, the RoK Businesspeople Association and the RoK community in the city for their valuable contributions to the bilateral relationship.
Consul General Park Noh Wan said more such events would connect the entrepreneurs and people of the two countries.
In addition to photo exhibitions capturing memorable moments of Việt Nam and RoK’s strategic partnership over the last few years, artistic performances were also highlighted.
On the occasion, the RoK Businesspeople Association in HCM City presented 46 scholarships to university students with outstanding academic records and 20 bicycles to disadvantaged students. – VNS