Vietnamese top legislator praises Vietnam-RoK friendship

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan met members of the Vietnam-RoK Friendship Parliamentary Association in Seoul on Thursday as part of her official visit to the country.

She praised the two countries' friendship organizations and others for their contribution in boosting bilateral ties: "The Vietnamese Party and State leaders praise the two countries' friendship organizations and intellectuals to enhance mutual understanding and bringing the people closer for their efforts. It would be well to organize more practical activities and strengthen bilateral friendship and cooperation.

The same day, on behalf of leaders of the State of Vietnam, Ms. Ngan presented the Friendship Order to Professor Ahn Kyong-hwan, Chairman of the Association of Vietnamese Studies in the Republic of Korea (RoK) in recognition of the professor's contributions to bilateral ties

Ngan praised Ahn's translations of Vietnamese books, including The Tale of Kieu by Nguyen Du, Diary in Prison by President Ho Chi Minh, Unforgettable Days by General Vo Nguyen Giap, and The Diary of Dang Thuy Tram.

The same day, Chairwoman Ngan hosted a reception for representatives from the Ly Hoa Son family, descendants of Prince Ly Long Tuong who immigrated to the RoK from Vietnam in the 13th century.

Source: VOV5