|Chairman of the HCM City People's Committee Le Hoang Quan (R) meets with former RoK president Lee Myung-bak in HCM city yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Vu
HCM CITY (VNS) — Chairman of the HCM City People's Committee Le Hoang Quan has expressed his wish to foster ties with the Republic of Korea (RoK).
During a reception to former RoK president Lee Myung-bak in the city yesterday, the chairman said two-way trade between Viet Nam and the RoK has approached US$30 billion. Close to 1,800 Korean firms are operating in Viet Nam with a total capital of $4 billion.
From January to September, trade between HCM City and the RoK hit almost $2.1 billion. Recently, the city and Busan signed a co-operation agreement for 2015-2020, he added.
The former president hailed HCM City's growth over the past years and pledged to continue working to strengthen ties between the two nations.
He added that several Korean companies are interested in importing farm produce from Viet Nam. — VNS