10 July 2017

News Story: Vietnamese PM meets leaders of RoK, Australia in Hamburg

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc
(Image: Wiki Commons)
Hamburg (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc had official meetings with President of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Moon Jae-in and Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull on July 7 on the fringe of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany.

On behalf of President Tran Dai Quang, PM Phuc invited the RoK and Australian leaders to attend the 25th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting slated for this November in Vietnam. They thanked and accepted the invitation with pleasure.

He highly valued the RoK President sending a special envoy to Vietnam shortly after he was sworn into office, saying the move showed that President Moon attached importance to the two countries’ strategic partnership.

The two sides agreed to increase high-ranking visits and meetings amid the 25th founding anniversary of their diplomatic ties this year. The countries will bolster cultural exchanges and economic, trade and investment cooperation in order to raise bilateral trade to 100 billion USD in 2020.

Highlighting the RoK’s role as the biggest investor and the third largest trade partner of Vietnam, PM Phuc asked the RoK to import more advantageous products of Vietnam, like agro-forestry-fishery products, and to work closely with his country to effectively implement the Vietnam-RoK Free Trade Agreement.

Read the full story at VietnamPlus