Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh on RoK visit

10:32 | 21/11/2017 Events

Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh is on a working trip to the Republic of Korea (RoK) from November 18-23, at the invitation of the RoK government.

Permanent Deputy PM Truong Hoa Binh in a meeting with Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Korea Kim Myung-soo - Source: VNA

Meeting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the RoK Kim Myung-soo in Seoul, on November 20, Deputy PM Binh thanked the RoK for assisting Vietnam in launching the project on improving the capacity of the judicial officials’ schools, affirming that the Vietnamese government encourages the Vietnam People’s Supreme Court and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) to build and launch a project on improving the transparency and judging quality in Vietnamese courts.

Kim hailed the visit which took place on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties and asked for the Vietnamese government’s continued support to the Supreme Court of Korea and the Supreme People’s Court of Vietnam.

During a working session with Justice Minister Park Sang-ki, Binh thanked the RoK government and RoK Justice Ministry for providing practical support for the Vietnamese community in the RoK, especially Vietnamese brides residing in the country.

He suggested accelerating the third-round negotiations and the signing of the judicial assistance agreement in civil affairs and trade as soon as possible.

The RoK Justice Ministry and the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security were asked to work closely together in order to facilitate immigration and residency for the citizen of both countries.

Park vowed to actively partner with the two ministries to ensure the legitimate interests of the two peoples, to settle obstacles regarding civil status and citizenship, and reduce the rate of illegal residency in each country.

In a reception for Mayor of Seoul Park Won-soon, Binh praised the exchanges between the two countries’ localities, including those between Seoul and Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

The guest asked Seoul to continue expanding its ties with other potential Vietnamese cities, such as Hai Phong, Da Nang and Can Tho, while offering assistance to Vietnamese citizens in the city, as well as helping with the construction of the new headquarters of the Vietnamese embassy.

Park pledged to strengthen the exchanges between the two countries’ localities, to actively support the Vietnamese community in Seoul and to help with construction of the embassy headquarters.

Theo NDO/VNA