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Trade Minister discusses economic cooperation with Vietnam’s think tank president
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Minister for Trade Inkyo Cheong met with Phan Chí Hiếu, President of the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS), on June 11 in Seoul to discuss measures for Korea-Vietnam economic cooperation in trade, investment, critical minerals supply chain, and carbon neutrality, and agreed to continue their policy exchanges for the two countries’ forward-looking cooperative ties. VASS is Vietnam’s leading think tank established under the Prime Minister, overseeing 35 research institutes.


Trade Minister Cheong held VASS in high regard in terms of its contribution to strengthening the bilateral strategic communication in academic, political, economic, social, and cultural exchanges. He suggested that the two countries seek detailed cooperation measures through both intergovernmental and policy institutional communication for reaching the USD 150 billion bilateral trade volume target by 2030 declared in 2022.


Noting the elevation of Korea-Vietnam relations to a comprehensive strategic partnership in 2022 in commemoration of their 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties, the VASS president said that he looked forward to opening doors to a new era of closer cooperation over the next 30 years, and that VASS will help deepen the two countries’ cooperative ties.


Lastly, Trade Minister Cheong expressed hope of expanding their trade and economic network across the entire ASEAN region and asked for strong support towards Korea’s Chairmanship of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit 2025.