(MPI) - On September 13th 2017, Minister of MPI Nguyen Chi Dung received Minister of Commerce, Industry and Energy of Korea Paik Un-gyu and his delegation visiting and working in Vietnam.
Minister Paik Un-gyu congratulated Vietnam on successfully organizing the APEC Senior Week in Da Nang, he said that this is the first time he has visited and worked in Vietnam. Vietnam and Korea have many similarities in terms of cultural and historical traditions.
Speaking at the meeting, Minister Nguyen Chi Dung assessed that the cooperation between the two countries is more and more close, worthy of a comprehensive strategic partnership. Korea is the priority partner, the biggest FDI investor, the second largest ODA provider and the third largest trading partner of Vietnam.
Minister Nguyen Chi Dung said that, at present there are nearly 110 thousand Vietnamese people studying and working in Korea, and 14 thousand Korean people living in Vietnam.
At the meeting, the two sides expressed their wishes that in the time coming the two governments will continue to create conditions for enterprises to enhance investment cooperation, to contribute to consolidating and promoting comprehensive strategic partnerships Vietnam – Korea./.
Ministry of Planning and Investment