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Vietnam, RoK agree to co-finance joint research projects

Vietnamese Minister of Science and Technology Chu Ngoc Anh and Minister of Science and ICT of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Choi Kiyoung on November 27 signed an agreement to co-finance research projects from 2019 – 2020.

PM Phuc holds talks with RoK President

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc held talks with President of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Moon Jae-in in Seoul on November 27, during which they discussed orientations and measures to enhance relations between Vietnam and the RoK.

PM proposes ASEAN-RoK cooperation orientations

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc suggested increasing strategy in the partnership between ASEAN and the Republic of Korea while addressing the first working session of the 2019 ASEAN-RoK Commemorative Summit in Busan on November 26.

First Vietnamese book stall inaugurated in RoK

Ho Chi Minh City Book Distribution JSC (FAHASA) on November 21 coordinated with Kyobo group of the Republic of Korea (RoK) to organise a book exhibition and inaugurate Vietnam’s first book stall in Seoul.

RoK to clarify vision for closer ties with ASEAN

The Republic of Korea (RoK) plans to adopt a monumental statement on its future relations with Southeast Asian countries during an upcoming summit in Busan, Cheong Wa Dae announced November 20.

Initiative to help Quang Ngai build carbon-free islands

An initiative will be carried out in Ly Son island district, Quang Ngai province, so as to help islands in the central locality to be free of carbon.

First Vietnamese awarded honorary citizen of Seoul

A Vietnamese woman was among 18 foreigners named honorary citizens of Seoul this year for their contributions in bridging the gap between the capital city of the Republic of Korea and their home countries.

Vietnamese brides take lion’s share of int’l marriages in South Korea

The number of international marriages between a citizen of the Republic of Korea (RoK) and a foreigner in 2018 rose 8.5 percent from a year earlier to 23,773, with Vietnamese brides taking the lion’s share.

Vietnam imposes anti-dumping duties on colour-coated steel products of RoK and China

The Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has decided to apply anti-dumping duties on some colour-coated steel products originating from the Republic of Korea (RoK) and China in the Vietnamese market.

Vietnam Airlines adjusts flight schedule to RoK due to typhoon

Vietnam Airlines said it has changed the schedule of several flights between Vietnamese localities and the Republic of Korea’s Seoul and Busan cities on September 6 and 7 to ensure safety due to impact of Typhoon Lingling.

Vietnam affirms commitment to Mekong-Japan cooperation

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh has affirmed Vietnam’s commitment to coordinating with Japan and other Mekong countries in implementing the Tokyo Strategy 2018 for Mekong-Japan Cooperation.

Strict handling demanded for violence against Vietnamese woman in RoK

Immediately after learning about the beating of a Vietnamese woman by her Korean husband, the Vietnamese Embassy in the Republic of Korea (RoK) contacted local agencies to request investigation and strict handling of the case.

Korean husband arrested for beating Vietnamese wife

The police in the Republic of Korea have arrested a 36-year-old man for beating his Vietnamese-born wife after a video went viral of him punching and kicking her in the presence of their two-year-old son.

Int’l 3-Cushion Billiards Tournament to open this week

The International 3-Cushion Billiards Tournament will be held in the southern province of Binh Duong from July 11-14, with 75 local and international players set to compete.

Korean and Vietnamese traditional outfits featured at Hanoi Passion Show

Traditional outfits from both Vietnam and the Republic of Korea were introduced during the Passion Show which was held in Hanoi on June 25.

Korean star Ji Chang-wook to visit Vietnamese fans

The Republic of Korea (RoK)’s Ji Chang Wook of hit movie “Empress Ki” is scheduled to arrive in Hanoi in August in order to meet with his Vietnamese fans and take part in a music event.


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