The Hanoitimes - The relationship between Vietnam and South Korea is getting stronger and needs to be kept strengthening, two officials have agreed.
Vietnam and South Korea have had diverse and comprehensive cooperation relations in numerous fields, in the spirit of strategic cooperation partnership.
Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh made statement while hosting a reception for visiting Prosecutor General Moon Moo-il of the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office of South Korea in Hanoi on January 29.
At the meeting, DPM Truong Hoa Binh said that South Korea is currently the largest investor in Vietnam, with accumulated commitments topping US$64 billion.
In particular, there are currently 50,000 Vietnamese brides among the over 160,000 Vietnamese people working, studying and living in South Korea. Vietnam – South Korea cooperation is at its peak and continues to grow, Binh added.
Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh (R) meets with Prosecutor General Moon Moo-il of the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office of South Korea. Photo: Le Son
He expressed his delight at Korean head coach Park Hang-seo’s substantial contributions to Vietnam’s football, thus fostering bonds between the two nations.
The Deputy PM said Vietnam is stepping up its fight against corruption and has achieved important results.
Vietnam and South Korea are members of the United Nations Convention on anti-corruption, thus, Binh suggested that the two countries should uphold the spirit of preventing crimes and effectively enhance international cooperation in the field.
The two sides expressed a clear responsibility for the recovery of corruption assets transferred by criminals, Vietnam is ready to partner with South Korea in line with the convention, Binh added.
He appreciated the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office of South Korea and Vietnam’s Supreme People’s Procuracy for signing the 2019-2022 cooperation agreement, and hoped that South Korea would assist Vietnam in studying legal institutions, training prosecutors, and adopting modern technology in the management of cyber, transnational, organized, drug and human trafficking, and corruption crimes.
For his part, Moon Moo-il said, there are also many Koreans living and working in Vietnam. Therefore, the relationship between the two countries is getting stronger and needs to be kept strengthening.
He hoped that the Deputy PM would continue to support ties between the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office of South Korea and Vietnam’s Supreme People’s Procuracy. South Korea is willing to share experiences with Vietnam in anti-corruption.
Moon Moo-il also expected that the Vietnamese government will support South Korea in making the Korean peninsula peaceful.
In this regards, Binh affirmed that Vietnam always supports and holds responsibility for helping build the Korean peninsula of peace, cooperation, and development.