Vietnam, RoK strengthen cooperation in social welfare

12:17 | 03/09/2019 Society

The Vietnam’s Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) and the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Hanoi on August 28 to strengthen bilateral cooperation in social welfare.

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The MOU aims to encourage and promote cooperation in income security, welfare policies for children, the elderly, and the disabled, and delivery systems and information systems, among others.

Addressing the signing ceremony, MOLISA Deputy Minister Le Tan Dung noted with pleasure that after nearly 30 years since Vietnam and RoK established their diplomatic relations, the two countries have seen remarkable cooperation in politics, economics, trade, investment, tourism and labour.

The RoK has become the biggest foreign investor in Vietnam, with nearly 6,000 projects which have created jobs and ensured social welfares to more than 700,000 Vietnamese labourers, he stated.

He emphasised that since the RoK has gained outstanding achievements in social welfare over the past decades, Vietnam can learn a lot from RoK’s experience in this field, particularly its models and policies on caring for people with disabilities, the elderly, low-income people and disadvantaged groups.

For his part, MOHW Vice Minister Ganglip Kim expressed his hope that the signing of the MoU will open up new opportunities for stronger cooperation between the two countries in social welfare.

The signing will also help people of the two countries to get more benefits from welfare policies and live a happier life, he added.

Theo NDO