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Vietnamese Foreign Minister to visit RoK, attend SEARP meeting

Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son will pay an official visit and attend a meeting of OECD Southeast Asia Regional Program (SEARP) in the Republic of Korea (RoK) from February 9-11.

The engineer with over 50 international publications

Failing in his attempt to be a shipbuilding engineer in his homeland, Mr. Mai The Vu came across an opportunity to study abroad and became a researcher majoring in self-driving vehicles.

NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue receives leaders of Korean groups in Seoul

National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue received leaders of leading groups and enterprises of the Republic of Korea in Seoul on December 13, within the framework of his official visit to the country.

17 Vietnamese rescued after ship sinks near RoK’s Ulleung Island

The Republic of Korea's Coast Guard on has successfully rescued 17 Vietnamese sailors after their cargo ship sank near the eastern island of Ulleung.

South Korean ICT firms to contribute to ‘Make in Vietnam’ strategy

South Korean ICT firms have been encouraged to invest in Da Nang as Vietnam is prioritizing investment in hi-tech and innovation projects with a focus on R&D.

Vietnam – RoK Industrial Park to take shape in Hung Yen

The northern province of Hung Yen has issued a decision on the establishment of the Vietnam – Republic of Korea Economic Cooperation Industrial Park (IP).

Japan, RoK, Taiwan welcome back Vietnamese guest workers

Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan (China) have announced their plans to resume the reception of Vietnamese labourers from November as many foreign labour markets have reopened after the COVID-19 pandemic is basically controlled.

Curbs fail to faze South Korean M&A

According to data from MergerMarket, which is a business development tool designed specifically for the M&A sector, South Korean investors have carried out 69 M&A deals in Vietnam since 2005, with a total value of $5.1 billion.


RoK gifts Vietnam 1.1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea (RoK) said on October 12 that it has transported a total of 1.1 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to Vietnam.

Korean firms pour US$2.43 billion into Vietnam in eight months

Businesses from the Republic of Korea (RoK) poured over 2.43 billion USD into Vietnam in the first eight months of 2021, ranking third in terms of total registered capital after Singapore and Japan.

S.Korean firm to provide Vietnam’s Nano Covax vaccine worldwide

Korean pharmaceutical firm HLB has signed an MoU with Nanogen, producer of Vietnam's Nanocovax Covid-19 vaccine, to acquire the rights to distribute the vaccine worldwide, except in Vietnam and India, when the vaccine is approved for use.

Korean artist releases music video praising Vietnam’s land and people

Korean artist Joseph Kwon has praised the land and people of Vietnam in his recent music video entitled ‘Vietnam’.

Handling of foreign deaths to be reviewed, after RoK COVID-19 cremation incident: Ministry

Vietnamese authorities and local administrations will review protocols in dealing with deaths of foreign nationals due to COVID-19, spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said on Thursday.

Vietnam, RoK leaders agree to step up ties in COVID-19 combat

Part General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong held online talks with President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in on July 15.

Vietnam wants RoK to assist in COVID-19 recovery: foreign minister

Vietnamese foreign minister Bui Thanh Son has asked for the Republic of Korea (RoK)’s assistance in the COVID-19 fight to promote socio-economic recovery and restore normalcy for people-to-people exchanges.

South Korean investors pour big money into Vietnam

South Korean investors are continuing to inject billions of dollars into Vietnam, including the stock market, to seek opportunities from one of the fastest growing economies in the world.

New stock trading system from RoK to be tested after Tet

A trial run of a stock trading system from the Republic of Korea with securities companies will be conducted after the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, said Tran Van Dung, Chairman of the State Securities Commission of Vietnam (SSC).

VN suspends inbound flights from UK and South Africa to prevent new coronavirus variant

The transport ministry officially stops licensing flights from countries and territories where new Covid-19 variant is reported.

Vietnamese ceramic artefacts to be promoted in ROK

Vietnam’s outstanding ceramic products will be displayed at Gwangju National Museum in the Republic of Korea (ROK) from December 18, 2020, until October 31, 2022.

RoK offers visa extensions for VN guest workers through EPS scheme

The Immigration Management Agency of the Republic of Korea (RoK) has announced plans to offer a 50-day automatic stay extension period for foreign migrant workers in accordance with the Employment Permit System (EPS) programme.