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Visa-free tour from Da Lat to RoK launched

Several travel businesses in Da Lat, a resort town in the Central Highland of Lam Dong, are offering visa-free tours departing from Lien Khuong airport and heading to the Republic of Korea (RoK), with the first flights set to start in early July.

Vietnam most favoured by Koreans for summer holidays

Vietnam is the most popular destination among Korean tourists this summer, according to Hana Tour, the largest travel company in the Republic of Korea.

Vietnam cautious over trade deficit rise with South Korea

A rise in South Korean investment into Vietnam resulting in an expansion in imports from the former is creating a trade deficit for the latter.

Korean fugitives wanted by Interpol arrested in Ho Chi Minh City

The Department of Cybersecurity and High-Tech Crime Prevention (PA05) under the Ministry of National Security announced on June 1 that they had arrested three Korean nationals wanted by INTERPOL in Ho Chi Minh City.

Vietnam among top three attractive destinations for RoK visitors

Vietnam is among the top three most favourite tourist destinations for Korean visitors in Asia, according to statistics from KB Kookmin Card of the Republic of Korea (RoK).

South Korean singer participates in VN music show

South Korean singer-songwriter Paul Kim recently collaborated with Vietnamese singers in Eye Contact Live, a famous YouTube show featuring music performances on the streets across Vietnam.

RoK tourists on top of the list of foreign travelers to Vietnam

The Republic of Korea surpassed other countries as the largest supplier of travelers to Vietnam in April, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT).

Vietnam needs to fine-tune legal system to attract Korean investors

Vietnam needs to make changes to its legal system, simplify administrative procedures, and reduce sub-licenses in order to facilitate the business operations of Korean investors in the country.

Vietnam records US$6.4 bln trade deficit with RoK in Q1/2023

Vietnam slipped into a trade deficit of US$6.4 billion with the Republic of Korea (RoK) during the first quarter of the year, representing a fall of 39.3% year on year, according to the Vietnamese Trade Office in the RoK.

South Korean man runs 2,358km across Vietnam, and isn’t finished yet

In just 70 days, he has run an astonishing 2,358km from Ca Mau, the southernmost province of Việt Nam, all the way to Hà Nội, and he shows no signs of slowing down as he embarks on the return journey.

Defence Minister meets with RoK Prime Minister in Seoul

Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Han Duck-soo hosted a reception in Seoul on March 29 for Vietnamese Minister of National Defence Gen. Phan Van Giang.

Vietnamese coffee finds ways to gain foothold in RoK market

Supporting start-ups in building coffee shops in the Republic of Korea (RoK) is among the recommendations by the Vietnam Trade Office in the RoK to help spread the Vietnamese coffee culture in this country.

Vietnam requests RoK respect historical truth

In the spirit of a comprehensive strategic partnership, Vietnam asks the Republic of Korea (RoK) to take proper perception, respect the historical truth and encourage substantive and effective acts in order to deal with war consequences.

RoK court opens trial on fatal abuse of Vietnamese boy case

The Suwon district court in Gyeonggi province, the Republic of Korea (RoK) on February 23 opened a first-instance trial on a principal of a kindergarten in Hwaseong city accused of abusing a 9-month-old Vietnamese boy to death in November last year.

RoK's Nonsan city opens trade office in HCM City

Nonsan city in Chungcheongnam province of the Republic of Korea (RoK) on February 20 announced the opening of its trade office in Ho Chi Minh City, becoming the RoK's first district-level locality to launch a trade office in Vietnam.

Korean musician brings Vietnamese beauty to the world

Joseph Kwon, a singer-musician from the Republic of Korea (RoK), has helped promote the beauty of landscapes, culture and people of Vietnam to the world through his music.

Two Vietnamese young footballers to debut in RoK next month

Two young football talents from Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) FC - striker Vu Minh Hieu and defender Nguyen Canh Anh - will officially debut in the Republic of Korea (RoK) on March 1 during a game at Cheonan Stadium in the blue jersey of Cheonan City FC.

Reality TV show about Vietnamese people in RoK launched

The Vietnam Cable Television (VTVcab) on February 15 debuted a reality TV show detailing the lives of Vietnamese people in the Republic of Korea (RoK).

Two Vietnamese fishermen missing in boat sinking in RoK

A fishing boat sank off the coast of Sinan county in the province of Jeonnam, leaving 9 out of its 12 crewmembers missing, including two Vietnamese citizens

Vietnam remains third largest seafood supplier to RoK

The nation remained the third largest seafood supplier to the Republic of Korea (RoK) last year with the country’s seafood market share as part of the RoK’s total imports reaching 10.2%, according to statistics released by the Korea Customs Service.