US, RoK reaffirms ASEAN’s centrality in maintaining maritime, aviation freedom in East Sea

US, RoK reaffirms ASEAN’s centrality in maintaining maritime, aviation freedom in East Sea

US President Joe Biden and his counterpart from the Republic of Korea (RoK) reaffirmed support for ASEAN centrality and the ASEAN-led regional architecture in a joint statement issued after their... Read more »
Vietnam resumes sending labourers to RoK

Vietnam resumes sending labourers to RoK

The sending of Vietnamese labourers to the Republic of Korea (RoK) was officially resumed on May 21 morning, after more than one year of disruption due to the expiration of... Read more »
EU investors confident in Vietnam’s business climate: Vietnam Briefing

EU investors confident in Vietnam’s business climate: Vietnam Briefing

The foreign investment consulting firm Dezan Shira & Associates’ Vietnam Briefing website, on May 13, published an analysis on a trend of increasing EU investment in Vietnam and the reasons... Read more »
US, RoK discuss promoting ties with ASEAN

US, RoK discuss promoting ties with ASEAN

The Republic of Korea (RoK) and the US held virtual talks on May 13 to discuss ways to strengthen cooperation with Southeast Asian countries based on Seoul's New Southern Policy... Read more »
Tuyen Quang promoting cooperation with RoK

Tuyen Quang promoting cooperation with RoK

A delegation led by Ambassador of the Republic of Korea (RoK) to Vietnam, Park Noh-wan, paid a visit to the northern mountainous province of Tuyen Quang on May 11. Read more »
Vietnam, RoK beef up diplomatic collaboration

Vietnam, RoK beef up diplomatic collaboration

Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son and his Republic of Korea counterpart Chung Eui-yong held their first phone talks on April 28, during which they agreed to maintain all-level exchanges, especially... Read more »
RoK commends ASEAN leaders’ call for end to violence in Myanmar

RoK commends ASEAN leaders’ call for end to violence in Myanmar

The Republic of Korea (RoK) on April 26 welcomed the joint statement by the Southeast Asian leaders that called for an end to violence in Myanmar and pursuit of a... Read more »
LG’s smartphone production line to be used to make home appliances

LG’s smartphone production line to be used to make home appliances

The Republic of Korea (RoK)’s tech giant LG Electronics Inc. said on April 20 that it plans to produce home appliances from its smartphone manufacturing line in Vietnam’s Hai Phong... Read more »
RoK assists Vietnam in social housing development

RoK assists Vietnam in social housing development

Workshops sharing experience in social housing development of the Republic of Korea (RoK) and policy improvements in Vietnam will be held in major cities of HCM City, Da Nang and... Read more »
Korean firms look to invest in auto parts industry in Vietnam

Korean firms look to invest in auto parts industry in Vietnam

Many businesses from the Republic of Korea (RoK) are looking to connect and get more information about the Vietnamese market as well as investment policies of the country, especially in... Read more »
Singaporean, RoK ministers talk bilateral, regional cooperation

Singaporean, RoK ministers talk bilateral, regional cooperation

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Chung Eui-yong and his Singaporean counterpart Vivian Balakrishnan held phone talks on April 13, discussing joint efforts to enhance bilateral... Read more »
Vietnamese workers receive one-year extension of stay in RoK

Vietnamese workers receive one-year extension of stay in RoK

The Republic of Korea (RoK) on April 13 announced a decision to extend the period of stay for about 115,000 foreign migrant workers, including those from Vietnam, by one year... Read more »
RoK further stimulates tourism in Vietnam

RoK further stimulates tourism in Vietnam

The Korean Tourism Organisation (KTO) in Vietnam has stepped up tourism promotion activities to prepare for its reopening to international visitors in the context that COVID-19 vaccination campaigns have been... Read more »
Korean telecom giant shakes hands with VTVcab to develop music streaming service

Korean telecom giant shakes hands with VTVcab to develop music streaming service

The Republic of Korea (RoK)’s KT Corp. on April 9 signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Vietnam Television Cable (VTVcab), a subsidiary of Vietnam Television, on cooperation in developing... Read more »
Indonesia, RoK bolster economic cooperation

Indonesia, RoK bolster economic cooperation

The Indonesian government remains committed to boosting cooperation with the Republic of Korea (RoK), Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan has said. Read more »
Vietnam shakes hand with RoK’s Naver to drive AI ambitions: Nikkei

Vietnam shakes hand with RoK’s Naver to drive AI ambitions: Nikkei

Vietnam has entered into a partnership with the Republic of Korea (RoK)'s biggest internet company as part of a national strategy that seeks to transform the Southeast Asian country into... Read more »
Hoi An ancient city to host Korean Culture Day 2021

Hoi An ancient city to host Korean Culture Day 2021

Korean violin artist JMI KO, singers Seok Hun and Hansara, and K-pop dance troupe will perform in Hoi An ancient city of Quang Nam from April 9 to 11 during... Read more »
Korean conglomerate buys 16.3 percent stake in Vietnam’s largest retailer

Korean conglomerate buys 16.3 percent stake in Vietnam’s largest retailer

The Republic of Korea (RoK)’s conglomerate SK Group said it will make a strategic investment in VinCommerce, Vietnam’s largest retailer, to tap into the fast-growing e-commerce segment in the Southeast... Read more »
Hoi An ancient city to host Korean Cultural Day 2021

Hoi An ancient city to host Korean Cultural Day 2021

Korean violin artist JMI KO, singers Seok Hun and Hansara, and K-pop dance troupe will perform in Hoi An ancient city of Quang Nam from April 9 to 11 during... Read more »
Vietnam welcomes expansion of RoK investment: PM

Vietnam welcomes expansion of RoK investment: PM

Vietnam always pays attention to creating favourable conditions for businesses and investors from the Republic of Korea (RoK) to expand their activities in the nation, said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan... Read more »
RoK, Malaysia agree to expand bilateral exchanges

RoK, Malaysia agree to expand bilateral exchanges

Trade Minister of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Yoo Myung-hee and her visiting Malaysian counterpart Mohamed Azmin bin Ali on April 1 agreed to expand bilateral exchanges to overcome the... Read more »
ASEAN, RoK bolster cooperation in labour, employment

ASEAN, RoK bolster cooperation in labour, employment

Labour officials and stakeholders from ASEAN countries and the Republic of Korea (RoK) gathered virtually for the recent ASEAN-RoK Policy Sharing Workshop in the Employment and Labour Sector. Read more »
Appointment decision presented to Honorary Consul General in RoK

Appointment decision presented to Honorary Consul General in RoK

Vietnamese Ambassador to the Republic of Korea (RoK) Nguyen Vu Tung on March 25 visited the Vietnamese Honorary Consulate General in the Busan-Keangnam region and presented Honorary Consul General Park... Read more »
Ha Nam province facilitates operations of Korean firms

Ha Nam province facilitates operations of Korean firms

The northern province of Ha Nam has stepped up investment promotion in the Republic of Korea (RoK) and joined many Korean cultural activities in Vietnam, a local official has... Read more »
HCM City, RoK’s Jeollabuk province eye cooperation in startup, high-tech agriculture

HCM City, RoK’s Jeollabuk province eye cooperation in startup, high-tech agriculture

Ho Chi Minh City and Jeollabuk province of the Republic of Korea (RoK) have optimal potential for cooperation in startup, high-tech agriculture, culture and tourism. Read more »
Hanoi leader welcomes US, RoK ambassadors

Hanoi leader welcomes US, RoK ambassadors

Vice Secretary of the Party Committee of Hanoi and Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Chu Ngoc Anh on March 19 received US Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel Kritenbrink. Read more »
Vietnamese bride murdered in RoK

Vietnamese bride murdered in RoK

A Vietnamese woman was suspectedly murdered by her Korean husband in Gumi city, Gyeongsang province, the Republic of Korea (RoK), on March 6, according to the Vietnamese Embassy in the... Read more »
HCM City, RoK firm foster cooperation in smart urban building

HCM City, RoK firm foster cooperation in smart urban building

Ho Chi Minh City and Lotte Properties HCMC, owned by Lotte Group of the Republic of Korea (RoK), have agreed to enhance their cooperation, especially in smart urban building. Read more »
Da Nang city plans to host annual Vietnam-RoK festival

Da Nang city plans to host annual Vietnam-RoK festival

The central city of Da Nang is planning to host an annual Vietnam-Republic of Korea (RoK) festival to boost cultural exchanges, investment promotions and development of tourism, trade, health care... Read more »
KITA inks contract to operate new convention centre in Vietnam

KITA inks contract to operate new convention centre in Vietnam

The Korea International Trade Association (KITA) and its arm Convention & Exhibition Centre (COEX) said on March 8 that they have signed a contract with Vietnam’s Becamex IDC to run... Read more »
Work begins on Vietnam – RoK Friendship Village

Work begins on Vietnam – RoK Friendship Village

Work started on the Vietnam – Republic of Korea Friendship Village in the mountainous district of Bac Ai, the south-central province of Ninh Thuan on February 23. Read more »
HCM City: Korean bank proposes investment study for Metro Line No. 5

HCM City: Korean bank proposes investment study for Metro Line No. 5

The Export-Import Bank of the Republic of Korea (KEXIM) has asked Ho Chi Minh City’s authorities for permission to conduct an investment study for Phase 2 of Metro Line No.... Read more »
Congratulations sent to new Foreign Minister of Republic of Korea

Congratulations sent to new Foreign Minister of Republic of Korea

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh on February 9 offered congratulations to Chung Eui-yong on the latter’s appointment as Minister of Foreign Affairs of the... Read more »
RoK, Cambodia strike free trade agreement

RoK, Cambodia strike free trade agreement

The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy of the Republic of Korea (RoK) on February 3 said the country and Cambodia have clinched a free trade agreement (FTA) after seven... Read more »
RoK-sponsored children’s library opens in Hanoi

RoK-sponsored children’s library opens in Hanoi

A children’s library named The Dream Plus Library was launched at the Hanoi Library at a ceremony held on January 27. Read more »
Vietnam hands over EABC Chairmanship to RoK

Vietnam hands over EABC Chairmanship to RoK

Chairman of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vu Tien Loc, as Chairman of the East Asia Business Council (EABC) in 2020, recently handed over the EABC Chair to... Read more »
Vietam hands over EABC Chairmanship to RoK

Vietam hands over EABC Chairmanship to RoK

Chairman of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vu Tien Loc, as Chairman of the East Asia Business Council (EABC) in 2020, recently handed over the EABC Chair to... Read more »
Gathering with Vietnamese from the RoK ahead of Lunar New Year

Gathering with Vietnamese from the RoK ahead of Lunar New Year

The Association for Liaison with Overseas Vietnamese (ALOV) and the Vietnamese Buddhist Cultural Centre based in the Republic of Korea (RoK) held a gathering in Hanoi on January 23 ahead... Read more »
Bac Ninh province always creates favourable conditions for Korean firms: Official

Bac Ninh province always creates favourable conditions for Korean firms: Official

The authorities of northern Bac Ninh province always create favourable conditions for, and work to promptly remove difficulties facing foreign businesses, including those from the Republic of Korea (RoK), to... Read more »
Korean firm expands tire cord plant in Vietnam

Korean firm expands tire cord plant in Vietnam

Kolon Industries, an industrial materials producer of the Republic of Korea (RoK), on January 12 said it will expand its tire cord plant in Vietnam to increase exports from the... Read more »
Vietnamese ceramics go on show in RoK

Vietnamese ceramics go on show in RoK

A range of exquisite Vietnamese products have been included in an exhibition at the Gwangju National Museum as part of ongoing cooperation activities between the Republic of Korea (RoK)’s side... Read more »
RoK investors interested in Vietnam’s education sector

RoK investors interested in Vietnam’s education sector

The Republic of Korea (RoK) was the top investor in education in Vietnam in the first 11 months of this year with 8.2 million USD, or 57 percent of the... Read more »
Korean Ambassador extends message of hope with MV in Vietnamese

Korean Ambassador extends message of hope with MV in Vietnamese

The Ambassador of the Republic of Korea (RoK) to Vietnam, Park Noh-wan, has sent a message of faith and hope through a music video in Vietnamese language, which sees the... Read more »
HCM City’s leaders welcome new Korean Ambassador to Vietnam

HCM City’s leaders welcome new Korean Ambassador to Vietnam

Leaders of Ho Chi Minh City received new Ambassador of the Republic of Korea (RoK) to Vietnam Park Noh-wan on December 22. Read more »
More Vietnamese citizens brought home from RoK, Japan

More Vietnamese citizens brought home from RoK, Japan

Nearly 700 Vietnamese citizens were flown back to Vietnam from the Republic of Korea (RoK) and Japan on flights of the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines on December 20 and... Read more »
Indonesia, Republic of Korea sign free trade deal

Indonesia, Republic of Korea sign free trade deal

Indonesia and the Republic of Korea on December 18 inked their Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IK-CEPA) in Seoul. Read more »
Conference connects Hai Duong’s health sector with RoK partners

Conference connects Hai Duong’s health sector with RoK partners

An online conference to connect the health sector of the northern province of Hai Duong with hospitals in the Republic of Korea (RoK) was held by the provincial People’s Committee... Read more »
Vietnamese students infected with COVID-19 in RoK receive good care: spokeswoman

Vietnamese students infected with COVID-19 in RoK receive good care: spokeswoman

Twenty one Vietnamese students who were infected with COVID-19 in the Republic of Korea are under good care and are in stable health condition, according to Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Le... Read more »
RoK contributes more than half of FDI in education in Vietnam

RoK contributes more than half of FDI in education in Vietnam

The Republic of Korea (RoK) poured about 8.2 million USD into Vietnam’s education sector during the first 11 months of this year, accounting for 57 percent of the country’s total... Read more »
ASEAN, RoK set up working-level dialogue on environment, climate change

ASEAN, RoK set up working-level dialogue on environment, climate change

The Republic of Korea (RoK) and ASEAN have agreed to launch a working-level dialogue to strengthen cooperation in protecting the environment and tackling climate change, the former’s Foreign Ministry announced... Read more »
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