President of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Yoon Suk-yeol hosted an official welcome ceremony for his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc on December 5 afternoon in the capital city.
RoK President Yoon Suk-yeol (L) and President Nguyen Xuan Phuc review the guard of honour.__Photo: VNA
|RoK President Yoon Suk-yeol (L) and President Nguyen Xuan Phuc review the guard of honour.__Photo: VNA|
The ceremony was held at the RoK’s highest level for a head of state.
After that, the two Presidents held talks to discuss measures aimed at promoting relations between the two countries.
|RoK President Yoon Suk-yeol and President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (left).__Photo: VNA|
During his 3-day stay that will last through December 6, President Phuc is also scheduled to meet the Prime Minister and the Speaker of the National Assembly of the RoK, and attend a business forum.
President Phuc is the first foreign high-ranking leader to pay a state visit to the RoK since President Yoon took office in May this year.
The visit takes place at a time when the two countries are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their bilateral diplomatic ties and are entering a pivotal period to carry out their own development strategies, especially following the COVID-19 pandemic. It is expected to usher in new chapter in bilateral ties.-(VNA/VLLF)