Ho Chi Minh City and Korea’s Gyeongsangbuk foster cooperation

08:58 | 31/05/2017 Cooperation

A representative office of the Republic of Korea (ROK)’s Gyeongsangbuk province was officially opened on May 30 in Ho Chi Minh City, aiming to strengthen comprehensive cooperation between the two localities.

At the opening ceremony of the representative office of ROK’s Gyeongsangbuk province in Ho Chi Minh City

Gyeongsangbuk Deputy Governor Kim Jang-joo said the establishment of the office would help promote economic and cultural exchanges between the two countries, especially between Gyeongsangbuk province and Ho Chi Minh City.

In recent years, the two localities have held numerous cooperative activities in politics, economics, culture and education.

Last year, the two sides’ leaders signed an agreement to hold a cultural festival in November 2017 in Ho Chi Minh City, featuring traditional and modern cultural activities from the ROK.

HCMC Deputy Chairman Huynh Cach Mang said the opening of the province’s representative office was a highlight in the year that marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of Vietnam-ROK diplomatic relations.

He added that the office would also play an active role in strengthening the strategic partnership between the two countries as well the fine relationships between HCMC and the ROK’s localities.

Mang believed that the Gyeongsangbuk representative office would become a significant bridge to promoting and expanding cultural and economic cooperation between the two localities.

Theo NDO