PM Pham Minh Chinh speaking at the working session (Photo: TRAN HAI)
NDO/VNA – Vietnam always treasures and wants to further develop relations with the Republic of Korea (ROK), Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has said, suggesting the ROK’s Ambassador to Vietnam Park Noh Wan and businesses continue supporting and contributing to the bilateral ties.
During a working session with the ROK Ambassador and leaders of Korean associations and enterprises, PM Chinh said Vietnam consistently pursues a foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, diversification, multilateralisation, proactive and active international integration; being a friend, a reliable partner and responsible member of the community.
For businesses, Vietnam partners with them in the spirit of harmonising interests and sharing risks, he said, adding that the Vietnamese Government advocates offering all possible support to firms to restore production while ensuring pandemic prevention and control.
He also thanked the ROK Government and people for assisting Vietnam in the fight against COVID-19, and hailed Korean firms for joining hands with Vietnam in actively combating the pandemic and continuing to do long-term business in the country.
Participants put forth a number of measures to maintain supply chains, transport and circulation of goods and continue business and production activities.
PM Chinh affirmed that safety from the pandemic is not something taken for granted but a result of efforts by every individual, agency, unit and business and the whole society.
He also proposed the ROK pay attention to the Vietnamese market by promoting investment and working with Vietnam to attract FDI hi-tech projects while creating conditions for Vietnam’s big enterprises to cooperate with and invest in fields in which the ROK has advantages.
Park, for his part, affirmed that the Korean Government and business community in Vietnam always stand by side with the Vietnamese Government in the fight against the pandemic.
The Korean Government is also considering further donation of COVID-19 vaccines to Vietnam, he said.
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