(QNO) - Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and his entourage arrived in Hanoi on October 4, wrapping up four-day visit to the Republic of Korea at the invitation of Korean President Park Geun Hye.
During his state visit, from October 1-4, Trong and other senior Vietnamese officials held meetings with RoK Prime Minister Jeong Hong Won and National Assembly Speaker Chung Ui Hwa, and met with Kim Moo Sung, Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Saenuri Party.
The Vietnamese Party Chief visited and talked with professors, lecturers and students of the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, which pioneers in teaching Vietnamese and doing studies on Vietnam.
He also visited Busan city and held working sessions with a number of Korean groups and met with representatives from associations, including the RoK-Vietnam Friendship Association.
During meetings, talks and working sessions, the two sides worked out practical measures to boost bilateral ties and exchanged views on regional and international issues of mutual concern.
They issued a 7-point joint statement, outlining orientation and defining goals and key measures to strengthen cooperation in various fields, particularly in politics, external relations, trade, investment, and security and defence.
They signed four cooperation agreements, including a credit programme worth US$12 billion in support of Vietnam’s development in the future.
The Communist Party of Vietnam and the Saenuri Party signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation between the two parties for the 2015-2016 period based on their previous MoU signed in 2011.
Party leader Trong’s visit is expected to deepen the strategic comprehensive partnership between Vietnam and the RoK and practically implement the foreign policy guideline of independent diplomacy, self-reliance, multilaterilisation and diversification of relationship, and global integration.