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S. Korean, Vietnamese ministers discuss ways to enhance relations

By Yonhap
  • Published : May 23, 2018 - 14:28
  • Updated : May 23, 2018 - 14:28

Government Policy Coordination Minister Hong Nam-ki met with his Vietnamese counterpart on Wednesday and discussed ways to strengthen bilateral relations and exchanged views on the Korean Peninsula situation, Hong's office said.

During the meeting with Mai Tien Dung, minister and chairman of the Government Office, Hong noted that relations between the two countries have moved rapidly forward since they established diplomatic relations in 1992 and that he looks forward to further enhancing ties under President Moon Jae-in's policy to bolster relations with Southeast Asian nations.

Government Policy Coordination Minister Hong Nam-ki (R) shakes hands with Mai Tien Dung, minister and chairman of Vietnam`s Government Office, during a meeting in Seoul on May 23, 2018. (Yonhap)

The two ministers agreed on the need to faithfully implement agreements reached in March when Moon made a state visit to Vietnam and pledged to work closely together to produce the best results, especially in such areas as finance, trade and investment, the office said.

Hong also briefed the Vietnamese minister on the results of April's inter-Korean summit between Moon and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and expressed thanks for Vietnam's consistent support for Seoul's efforts toward denuclearization and peace on the Korean Peninsula, the office said. (Yonhap)