NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (Photo: VNA)

The visit will be made at the invitation of Speaker of the RoK National Assembly Moon Hee-sang, the NA Committee for External Affairs said in a statement.

Vietnam and the RoK established diplomatic ties on December 22nd, 1992. They set up their comprehensive strategic partnership in August 2001, and lifted the ties to a strategic cooperative partnership in October 2009.

The bilateral political and diplomatic relations are strong, which is reflected through regular high-level visits and meetings.

In 2006, an agreement on cooperation between the two legislatures was signed, an important legal document for both sides to develop their friendship and cooperation.

The nations also established important security-defence cooperation mechanisms, including a security dialogue and defence dialogue at the deputy ministerial level.

The RoK is currently one of Vietnam’s most important economic partners, ranking first in terms of investment, and second in development cooperation, trade and tourism.

Two-way trade jumped from USD500 million in 1992 to 61.5 billion USD in 2017, of which USD14.8 billion came from Vietnam’s exports, up 30 percent from the previous year, and USD46.7 billion from the Southeast Asian country’s imports, a year-on-year increase of 45.3 percent.

The two countries are working to raise the turnover to USD100 billion by 2020./.

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