Nguyễn Xuân Phúc (right) meets Park Noh-wan, the Republic of Korea’s ambassador to Việt Nam in Hà Nội on Friday. Photo baochinhphu.vn
HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc hosted a reception in Hà Nội on Friday for Park Noh-wan, newly-appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Korea (RoK) to Việt Nam.
PM Phúc voiced his hope that the new ambassador would contribute to bring Việt Nam-RoK relations to new height.
The ambassador said Việt Nam was one of the most important partners of the RoK and emphasised the importance of obtaining the target of US$100 billion in bilateral trade by 2020. He hoped that Việt Nam would continue facilitating RoK enterprises doing business in the country.
He would work closely with Việt Nam during the year the country assumes the role of ASEAN Chair and non-permanent member of United Nations Security Council in 2020.
He would promote investment in the central region where RoK investment accounted for only 6 per cent of RoK’s total investment in the country.
The ambassador said he would try his best to support the development of Việt Nam like coach Park Hang-seo who has made great contributions to the country’s football development.
The Prime Minister expressed his support for the Rok's New Southern Policy. He said that Việt Nam would continue to create favourable conditions for cooperation in many fields including trade, tourism and investment, people-to-people and cultural exchanges between the two sides.
The PM also expected the ambassador would contribute to ensure more balanced trade in the future. — VNS