Vietnamese Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea (RoK) agreed to deepen relations between political parties, legislatures and young people of the two countries during their talks on the phone on July 15.
Vietnamese Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (Photo: VNA)
– Vietnamese Party General
Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea
(RoK) agreed to deepen relations between political parties, legislatures
and young people of the two countries during their talks on the phone on July 15.
The leaders shared the view
that the two countries should maintain exchanges and meetings in a flexible manner and
expand their substantive cooperation across spheres.
They also agreed that Vietnam and the RoK will step up collaboration in
the COVID-19 combat and vaccine supply.
General Secretary Trong said Vietnam will continue with its comprehensive and
synchronous Doi Moi (Renewal) for rapid and sustainable development, while consistently pursuing
the foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, peace, friendship,
cooperation, development, diversification and multilateralisation of foreign
relations, active and proactive integration into the world, and being a trustworthy
partner, and an active and responsible member of the international
Vietnam attaches importance to the relationship with
the RoK – which it considers an important, long-term strategic partner, the Party leader said, appreciating the fact that the RoK considers Vietnam a key partner
in its New Southern Policy Plus.
He suggested the RoK further support the Vietnamese
community in the country and pledged that Vietnam will continue creating favourable
conditions for Korean firms to expand their operation in Vietnam.
For his part, Moon expressed his belief that under the
leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam headed by Trong, Vietnam will contain
the pandemic well and complete socio-economic development targets set at the 13th National Party Congress.
The RoK will continue to support and closely cooperate
with Vietnam in the pandemic fight, he affirmed, noting his hope for stronger
bilateral collaboration in economy, diplomacy, security and national defence, so as to soon bring the two-way trade to 100 billion USD and elevate the bilateral
ties to a new high.
The two leaders also compared notes on regional and international
issues of shared concern./.