FM Bui Thanh Son receives Chairman of Korea-Vietnam Economic and Cultural Association

WVR/VNA - On May 30, Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son received Chairman of the Korea – Vietnam Economic and Cultural Association (KOVECA) Kwon Sung Taek as part of his official visit to the East Asian country.
FM Bui Thanh Son receives Chairman of Korea-Vietnam Economic and Cultural Association
FM Bui Thanh Son receives Chairman of Korea-Vietnam Economic and Cultural Association: FM Bui Thanh Son (third from right) and KOVECA members. (Photo: VNA)

At the event, Foreign Minister Son highlighted that his trip to the country from May 30 to June 1 aims at promoting the implementation of the high-level agreements between the two nations, including the action plan to carry out the Vietnam – Republic of Korea (RoK) Comprehensive Strategic Partnership signed between the two governments during Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol’s visit to Vietnam in June last year.

He affirmed KOVECA members’ unceasing dedication has contributed to consolidating the friendship between the two peoples as well as bolstering multi-faceted collaboration between the two countries.

Foreign Minister Son expressed his belief that KOVECA and its members will continue promoting its key role in strengthening the sound cooperative ties, encouraging Korean firms to step up investment and trade with Vietnam, and create favourable conditions for the Vietnamese people living, working and studying in the host nation.

He said he hopes that the association will pay attention to and support Korean-Vietnamese multicultural families, helping fortify the friendship between the two countries.

KOVECA Chairman Kwon Sung Taek, for his part, affirmed that he will make further efforts for the development of bilateral relations and friendship in the coming time.

The same day, Foreign Minister Son hosted a reception for representatives of the Ly family in the RoK, who are descendants of a prince of the Ly Dynasty, during which the FM expressed his delight at the success of the clan and its contributions to the host nation’s development as well as the Vietnam-RoK ties over the past 30 years.

He affirmed that the Vietnamese Party and State always see the Ly family as well as Vietnamese people in the RoK an indispensable part of the nation, and has paid due attention to assisting them so that they could thrive in both their host nation and homeland.

Speaking highly of the Ly family’s practical activities to strengthen bonds between the two nations, Foreign Minister Son expressed his hope that the Ly descendants will continue turning their hearts to the homeland with various support activities.

According to the Ly family's representatives, the family has arranged trips to Vietnam on the occasion of the Tet holiday, introduced the Vietnamese market and investment climate and mobilised Korean firms to invest in the country, and helped Vietnamese brides better integrate into the life and culture of the RoK.

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(Source: WVR/VNA)