PM Pham Minh Chinh hosts new Ambassadors of RoK, Laos

WVR/VNA - On March 19, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh received the new Ambassador of the Republic of Korea (RoK) and Laos who have just commenced their tenures in Vietnam, affirming the Vietnamese Government’s commitment to supporting them in fulfilling duties.
PM Pham Minh Chinh hosts new Ambassadors of RoK, Laos
PM Pham Minh Chinh hosts new Ambassadors of RoK, Laos: Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (R) and RoK Ambassador Choi Young Sam. (Photo: VNA)

At the reception for RoK Ambassador Choi Young Sam, Prime Minister Chinh said both sides need to strengthen political ties and cooperation across various development sectors to match the bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership.

He called for promoting sustainable and balanced growth in trade and encouraged Korean firms to expand their operations in Vietnam, with a focus on areas where the RoK excels such as cultural industry, electronics, shipbuilding, and emerging fields like semiconductors and artificial intelligence.

The Prime Minister also proposed that the RoK continue expanding people-to-people exchanges and tourism cooperation, and receive more Vietnamese skilled workers.

He suggested that both sides enhance coordination at global and regional forums, with a specific request for the RoK’s assistance for Vietnam in hosting the Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 summit in 2025.

Ambassador Choi, for his part, affirmed that the RoK Government considers Vietnam a priority in its current foreign policy and wishes to foster bilateral relations with Vietnam.

He agreed with the cooperation directions outlined by Prime Minister Chinh, particularly in maintaining the exchange of all-level delegations and increasing all-around collaboration.

The Ambassador also committed his utmost efforts to contribute to Vietnam-RoK comprehensive strategic partnership throughout his tenure in Vietnam.

Hosting the new Lao Ambassador to Vietnam, Khamphao Ernthavanh the same day, Prime Minister Chinh highlighted the need for both nations to effectively carry out high-level agreements and existing cooperation mechanisms, especially the outcomes of the recent meeting between the two Parties and the 46th session of the Vietnam-Laos Inter-Governmental Committee.

PM Pham Minh Chinh hosts new Ambassadors of RoK, Laos
PM Pham Minh Chinh hosts new Ambassadors of RoK, Laos: At a reception for Lao Ambassador to Vietnam Khamphao Ernthavanh. (Photo: VNA)

He wished that relevant agencies of both countries would better coordinate to tackle obstacles to develop economic, trade and investment ties to a level that matches the close political relations between Vietnam and Laos, with a focus on strategic and locality-to-locality cooperation; infrastructure connectivity, energy and workforce training projects; and mutual support at global and regional forums.

The Vietnamese Government will continue assisting Laos in performing its role as ASEAN Chair 2024 and Chair of the 45th General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA), he said, adding that together, they will strive to maintain ASEAN's unity and centrality, step up the building of the ASEAN Community while effectively addressing common challenges.

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(Source: WVR/VNA)