Minister of National Defence meets with RoK Prime Minister in Seoul
|Defence Minister Gen. Phan Van Giang (L) meets with RoK Prime Minister Han Duck Soo. (Photo: VNA)|
RoK Prime Minister Han said the visit holds special significance as the two countries just upgraded their relations to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership last December.
He stressed that his country considers Vietnam one of its most important partners in the region; and hopes to expand bilateral relations in diplomacy and economics, and to continue strengthening defence ties, particularly in defence industry.
He also proposed the Vietnamese Government support the RoK in hosting the Busan Expo 2030.
For his part, Minister Gen. Giang affirmed that Vietnam always treasures its all-round cooperation with the RoK.
|On March 29, in Seoul, Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Han Duck Soo hosted a reception for Vietnamese Minister of National Defence Gen. Phan Van Giang. (Photo: VNA)|
Informing the host of outcomes of his talks with his Korean counterpart, Defence Minister Giang said that the two sides had agreed on measures to further step up defence cooperation to be commensurate with the bilateral Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.
The Vietnamese Defence Minister expressed his hope that the Government and relevant agencies of the RoK will help Vietnam address post-war consequences.
He also said he hopes Prime Minister Han will continue support for the two Defence Ministries’ substantive and effective collaboration.
During his stay in the RoK, Minister Gen. Giang also visited Hanwha Group.