President arrives in Seoul, beginning state visit to RoK
|President arrives in Seoul, beginning state visit to RoK. (Photo: Nguyen Hong/WVR)|
The visit, from December 4-6, is made at the invitation of RoK President Yoon Suk Yeol.
President Phuc and his entourage were welcomed at Seoul military airport by RoK Foreign Minister Park Jin, RoK Ambassador to Vietnam Oh Young-ju and other officials of the RoK, along with Ambassador Nguyen Vu Tung and the staff of the Vietnamese Embassy in the RoK, and representatives of the Vietnamese community in the country.
During his stay in the RoK, the President is scheduled to hold talks with his RoK counterpart, and witness the signing/exchange of a number of cooperation documents.
He will also meet the Prime Minister and the Speaker of the National Assembly of the RoK, attend a business forum, and have working sessions with leaders of Korean firms.
President Phuc is the first foreign senior leader to pay a state visit to the RoK since President Yoon took office.
The visit takes place at a time when the two countries are celebrating the 30th anniversary of diplomatic ties, are entering a pivotal period to carry out their own development strategies, especially following the COVID-19 pandemic. It is expected to usher in new chapter in bilateral ties.