FM to visit Vietnam later this week

SEOUL, Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha will visit Vietnam later this week for talks with her counterpart about cooperation in coronavirus responses and other bilateral issues, her office said Tuesday.
Kang will leave for Hanoi on Thursday and plans to hold talks with Vietnam’s Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh the following day, the ministry said.
“The ministers will discuss cooperation in coronavirus responses, ways to promote the two countries’ strategic cooperation partnerships and regional and international situations,” ministry spokesperson Kim In-chul said in a press briefing.
She will also pay a courtesy call on Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
In the talks with Minh, Kang is expected to try to persuade the Vietnamese government to ease entry restrictions for businesspeople to help them continue to do their overseas work amid the pandemic, diplomatic sources said earlier.
Kang’s visit to Hanoi will be her second trip abroad since the global spread of COVID-19 put a curb on diplomatic travels. She visited Germany early last month in the first such trip since the pandemic.

Source: Yonhap News Agency

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