Vietnam, RoK sign joint vision statement on defence cooperation

Update: 08:33 | 25/04/2018

The fresh signing of a joint vision statement on defence cooperation through 2030 between Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) will contribute to promoting defence relations in a deeper and more practical manner, said Minister of National Defence Gen. Ngo Xuan Lich.

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RoK Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon (R) receives Minister of National Defence Gen. Ngo Xuan Lich (Photo: VNA).

Minister Lich made the remark at a meeting with RoK Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon in Seoul on April 24, during which he hoped the PM will continue supporting the two countries’ defence ministries to step up effective collaboration in the coming time.

PM Lee said the RoK considers Vietnam a focus in its “New Look South Policy”, adding that Vietnam is one of the fastest growing economies in Southeast Asia with abundant natural resources and a large population.

Vietnam is evaluated to see the most stable development in the region and the RoK is honored to join this progress, he said.

The PM affirmed that the RoK wants to expand cooperation with Vietnam in different fields including external affairs and economy.

He applauded the two countries’ defence ministries to sign a joint vision statement on cooperation through 2030 and hoped the two sides will develop collaboration in defence industry.

Lich said bilateral relations have grown rapidly since Vietnam and the RoK established diplomatic ties 25 years ago and strategic cooperative partnership in 2009.

The RoK is one of the leading foreign investors in Vietnam and providers of official development assistance (ODA) for the country, he said.

The minister welcomed the RoK’s “New Look South Policy” and affirmed that Vietnam is willing to play an active role to promote relations between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the RoK.

Vietnam, RoK, joint vision statement, defence cooperation, practical manner, effective collaboration, fastest growing economies, large population, stable development

The fresh signing of a joint vision statement on defence cooperation.

Vietnam advocates the denuclearization on the Korean peninsula and hails the RoK’s efforts to promote inter-Korean dialogue, Minister Lich said.

Vietnam also supports active and constructive measures to promote the dialogue to maintain peace, security and stability on the peninsula, he added.

Minister Ngo Xuan Lich invited Minister Song Young-moo to visit Vietnam in early June 2018. The RoK Minister accepted the invitation with pleasure and revealed that he will visit Vietnam on the occasion of attending the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore.

Source: NDO/VNA

 
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