Vietnam, RoK agree to boost cooperation

Visiting Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue and host Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea Lee Nak-yeon on June 21 agreed to try to lift two-way trade to 100 billion USD by 2020 from 65 billion USD in 2018, together with reducing Vietnam's trade deficit.

During a meeting in Seoul, the two vowed to continue further enhancing bilateral ties in the near future via facilitating high-level visits, partnering in promising fields, expanding people-to-people exchange and working closely together on regional and global issues.

Mr Hue said Vietnam consistently supports peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and wants the RoK to back ASEAN's stance and central role in the region.

Mr Lee, for his part, pledged to consider Vietnam's suggestion on farm produce export to the RoK as well as preferential loans. He affirmed attention to the Vietnamese community living there and promised to mitigate risks faced by Vietnamese brides.

Source: VOV5