Vietnam serves as coordinator for ASEAN-RoK relations

Vietnam officially assumes the role as coordinator for ASEAN-the Republic of Korea (RoK) relations for 2021-2024 at the ASEAN-RoK Foreign Ministers’ Meeting held via videoconference on August 3.



Vietnamese Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son affirmed Vietnam will work with other countries to intensify and deepen the ASEAN- Republic of Korea strategic partnership in the new period.

Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong said his country attaches importance to its strategic partnership with ASEAN, emphasising that ASEAN is the priority of its New Southern Policy.

The Republic of Korea backs ASEAN’s stance on the East Sea, and welcomes the bloc to promote its role in promoting cooperation, dialogue and  trust building in the region.

At this meeting, the two sides agreed to issue a Declaration on strengthening ASEAN- Republic of Korea cooperation on the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific at the 22nd ASEAN-RoK Summit later this year./.