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UMA nation's top furniture retailer; Five VN firms in ASEAN 100 list; HCM City failing to meet SOE equitisation goal; Investors buy still-unfinished apartments; CPI falls on lower transport costs;

Public Security Minister extols growing ties with Singapore

 RoK, Vietnamese experts discuss solutions to territorial disputes; Vietnam, Cyprus vow to boost economic ties; Vietnamese party delegation visit Cuba; Ho Chi Minh City leader welcomes Russia’s Deputy FM

Political News 21/10

 President confident about trade with RoK; New Indonesian President values ties with Vietnam; Law on Public Investment prevents ineffective investment; Deputy PM receives Russian medical scientists

Political News 17/10

 RoK to sign FTAs with Vietnam, China, New Zealand this year; Vietnam observes Mozambique’s general election; France backs Vietnam’s stance on East Sea issue; Vietnam, Cambodia agree to boost defence cooperation

Party chief's RoK visit marks new stage in bilateral ties

The recently-concluded visit by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong to the Republic of Korea marks the opening of a new stage of development with bright prospects in the two countries’ relations, said a Vietnamese official.

Vietnam, RoK agree to conclude FTA negotiations this year

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea Chung Hong-Won agreed to conclude the negotiations on a bilateral free trade agreement by the end of this year.

Vietnam-RoK Joint Statement issued

Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) on October 2 issued a Joint Statement during the visit to the RoK by General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong from October 1-4.

Party leader affirms strategic cooperative partnership with RoK

 Vietnam regards the development of its strategic cooperative partnership with the Republic of Korea (RoK) as a consistent strategic decision and a long-term priority in its foreign policy.

Vietnam welcomes RoK investors: Party leader

The General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong affirmed that Vietnam will continue to create favourable conditions for foreign investors, including those from the Republic of Korea.

Party leader hails Vietnam-RoK relationship

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong highlighted the flourishing relationship between Vietnam and the Republic of Korea in his interview granted to the Yonhap news agency before his visit to RoK starting from October 1.

Vietnam, RoK look towards stronger strategic partnership

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong will pay a State-level visit to the Republic of Korea (RoK) from October 1-4 at the invitation of Korean President Park Geun-hye, aiming to deepen the strategic partnership.

Political News 26/9

Vietnam, Cambodia beef up military ties; Australia, Vietnam boost agricultural cooperation; RoK proposes trade balance with Vietnam; Chinese Communist Party delegation visits Vietnam; Vietnam backs international efforts to fight terrorism

RoK proposes trade balance with Vietnam

 VietNamNet Bridge – Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Ahn Chong Ghee has expressed his government’s desire to strike a trade balance between the two countries.

Social News 25/9

 Vietnamese students attend World Youth Rhino Summit; RoK shares experience in agricultural mechanization with Vietnam; Vietnam’s MDG achievements highlighted at UN session;

Political News 16/9

Deputy PM Minh attends CAEXPO in China; VN helps link Russia, ASEAN; Vietnam calls for further APEC tourism cooperation; NA Vice Chairwoman hails Vietnam-Norway ties

RoK relaxes visa requirements for Vietnamese travellers

 The Republic of Korea (Rok) has made it easier for Vietnamese tourists, patients, and students to obtain a visa, requiring fewer evidentiary documents when applying for the visa and enjoying a greatly reduced processing time and application fee.

Phu Quoc-RoK air route to open

 Air routes specifically aimed at promoting increased tourism between Phu Quoc and the Republic of Korea (RoK) is to officially open in early November.

Vietnam, RoK to sign free trade pact by year-end

VietNamNet Bridge – The Republic of Korea will accelerate negotiations of a free trade agreement (FTA) with Vietnam, striving to sign the trade pact late this year.

VN delegation discusses green growth with RoK

 Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh said that infrastructure connectivity and human resources were crucial for the Mekong sub-region's development.

New SME support law takes note of Japanese, S Korean experiences

 VietNamNet Bridge – Director of the Ministry of Planning and Investment's Enterprise Development Department Ho Sy Hung spoke with Hai Quan about a development plan to support SMEs