return icon

Vietnam, RoK hold defence policy dialogue

The 8th defence policy dialogue at deputy ministerial level between Vietnam and the Republic of Korea was held in Seoul on June 20 under the co-chair of Deputy Defence Minister Nguyen Chi Vinh and his RoK counterpart Park Jae-min.



Participants at the dialogue


At the event, the two sides exchanged views on the global and regional security situations and international issues of common concern.

They shared the satisfaction at the bilateral defence cooperation in the recent past, and agreed to build on the outcomes, with a focus on mutual high-level visits, defence industry, settlement of war consequences, maritime security and United Nations peacekeeping activities.

The deputy ministers agreed to promote joint work on several new aspects, such as cyber security, cultural and art exchange, and military and high-performance sports.

The two sides reached consensus on enhancing information exchange, consultation and coordination at multilateral forums such as the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting Plus (ADMM+), ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), East Asia Forum (EAF), Shangri La, Seoul Dialogue and ASEAN-RoK deputy defence ministers’ meeting.

Vietnam reiterated its support of the RoK’s responsible participation in multilateral security mechanisms, thus contributing to peace, stability and development in the region and the world.

The RoK pledged support for Vietnam in preparing for and organising defence-security events in 2020 when the country serves as Chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

During the five-day trip to the RoK for the defence policy dialogue, Deputy Defence Minister Nguyen Chi Vinh paid a courtesy visit to the RoK Defence Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo, during which he extended to the host an invitation to visit Vietnam from Vietnamese Defence Minister Ngo Xuan Lich.

Vinh also met with the head of the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) and the President of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), and visited a peacekeeping training facility.-VNA


Deputy PM highlights significance of int'l solidarity, cooperation at UN session

The strengthening of international solidarity and cooperation is key to addressing interlocking global challenges, affirmed Permanent Deputy PM Pham Binh Minh while addressing the general debate of the 77th Session of the UN General Assembly.

Huge potential for luxury real estate in Vietnam

The branded residence market is gaining a stronger foothold in the Vietnamese market with potential to further develop, shaping the lifestyle of the country’s elite, according to experts.


Action plan to promote green growth in agriculture

Vietnam’s economic growth counts on high-tech FDI

Vietnam’s economic growth has been accelerating in 2022, with experts considering high-tech foreign investments as a driver.

The “seven-star” islands in Quang Ninh

Along with crystal blue sea and beaches, the 7 Sao (seven star) islands also have caves and primeval forests.

Customs you only see in Vietnam

The travel site Culture Trip has listed a number of Vietnamese customs that often surprise foreign tourists:

Investors and buyers play waiting game in credit switch

The State Bank of Vietnam finally created extra credit room for some banks on September 7. However, the extension is deemed low and may not help real estate businesses and homebuyers access feasible capital sources for their projects.

Woodwork exports to EU, US drop as consumers cut spending

Many woodwork manufacturers complain that exports have been sliding as people in target markets have been tightening their purse strings.

Vietnam: new destination for multinationals to set up R&D centers

Vietnam wants to upgrade foreign direct investment (FDI) quality by manufacturing products with higher hi-tech and added value, and multinationals are also striving to do this after many years in Vietnam.

Huge real estate projects seek new investors

Many investors have quit large-scale investment projects capitalized at trillions of dong.


Work starts on Tan Van-Nhon Trach section of HCM City’s Ring Road No.3

Three Vietnamese airlines named among world’s best air services

Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, and Bamboo Airways have been honoured in different categories by Skytrax, a UK-based site which ranks airlines and airports.

Vietnam Days Abroad 2022 to take place in Austria, India, RoK

Vietnam Days Abroad 2022 will be held in Austria, India, and the Republic of Korea (RoK) on the occasion of the anniversaries of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and these countries.

UN backs Vietnam’s development priorities: Secretary-General

The United Nations (UN) will continue paying attention to and support Vietnam's development priorities towards green and sustainable orientations, and just transition, especially in terms of financial access.

Vietnam merits seat at UN Human Rights Council: Washington Times

The Washington Times has published an article in which it supports Vietnam's candidacy for the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for the 2023-2025 term.