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RoK shrimper fire in Uruguay kills a Vietnamese

In Uncategorized on November 18, 2010 at 6:27 am

Vietnam, RoK cooperate in developing social sciences

In Uncategorized on November 10, 2010 at 1:52 am

Vietnam and RoK discuss tax policy

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2010 at 3:54 am

Vietnam and RoK discuss tax policy

QĐND – Saturday, October 02, 2010, 20:19 (GMT+7)

More than 118 businesses from the Republic of Korea attended a dialogue on Vietnam’s tax and customs policies on October 1.

The dialogue was organised by the Vietnamese Ministry of Finance (MoF) and the RoK Small-and Medium-Sized Enterprises’ Association on the occasion of a Vietnamese delegation’s visit to the RoK.

The Vietnamese delegation briefed the audience on Vietnam’s tax and customs policies, incentives, corporate taxes, added value taxes and new regulations on customs procedures.

Deputy Minister of Finance, Do Hoang Anh Tuan, said that tax incentives and relevant policies are of interest to Korean businesses.

More than 70 percent of RoK businesses investing in Vietnam are small and medium sized so they face difficulties accesing policies and dealing with procedures and tax incentives.

The MoF and the General Department of Taxation planned to work with relevant RoK authorities to facilitate businesses easier operations in Vietnam. Vietnamese authorities will also help remove obstacles through the RoK Businesses Association and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Vietnam.

Mr Tuan said that this is the first time such dialogue between the two countries.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

RoK FM offers sympathy to killed bride’s family

In Uncategorized on July 17, 2010 at 4:49 pm

RoK FM offers sympathy to killed bride’s family

QĐND – Saturday, July 17, 2010, 20:48 (GMT+7)

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Republic of Korea (RoK), Yu Myung-hwan, has offered regards and condolences to the family of a Vietnamese bride who was stabbed to death by her Korean husband.

Thach Thi Hoang Ngoc, 20, from the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho was killed by her allegedly mentally ill husband, 47-year-old Jang, in the southern port city of Busan on July 8, just a few days after she arrived in the RoK.

Yu extended his condolences to Ngoc’s family during a meeting with the Vietnamese Ambassador to the RoK, Tran Trong Toan, in Seoul on July 16.

The Minister said he was grieved at the death of Ngoc and was regretful about the heart-breaking affair.

The RoK Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade sent the Deputy Director of the South Asia and the Pacific Department to Busan to work with local authorities to deal with the case right after it occurred.

Yu said the RoK government will examine laws and regulations and take necessary measures to closely monitor the operations of foreigner-related marriage brokerage companies in order to prevent similar affairs.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade will also strengthen measures to ensure that foreign brides lead happy and harmonious lives in families in the RoK, he said.

On this occasion, the Minister asked the Vietnamese Embassy to transfer more than 8,200 USD contributed by the ministry’s staff and their family members to the family of the bride.

Also on July 16, RoK parliamentarian Han Sun-kyo arrived in Ho Chi Minh City to offer sympathy to the family of Ngoc, whose ashes were brought back to the city by her parents a day earlier.

Han told reporters that the affair as well as previous cases related to the lives of Vietnamese brides aroused public opinion in the RoK. He also expressed his regret at the death of Ngoc.

The association of RoK people in HCM City and the Tae Quang Vina Co. also extended condolences and handed over 5,000 USD and 20,000 USD, respectively, to support the victim’s family.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Vietnam, RoK strengthen tourism cooperation

In Uncategorized on June 26, 2010 at 4:47 pm

Vietnam, RoK strengthen tourism cooperation

QĐND – Saturday, June 26, 2010, 21:15 (GMT+7)

Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on bilateral tourism cooperation in Seoul on June 25.

The MoU was signed by Vietnamese Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Tuan Anh and his RoK counterpart Yu In-chon during Anh’s working visit to the East Asian country.

Earlier, the two ministers had talks in which they discussed ways to strengthen bilateral exchanges in the fields of culture and tourism.

Yu In-chon told Anh that the RoK will send more delegations to Vietnam and work closely with Vietnam ’s competent agencies to boost tourism in the coming time, helping deepen the mutual understandings between the two peoples.

Yu said he believe Vietnam, with its beauty and rich potentials in tourism, would become the No 1 destination for RoK tourists.

For his part, Anh reckoned that Vietnam and RoK have great potentials of tourism cooperation.

The RoK is a promising tourism market and Vietnam is making efforts to lure tourists from the country, Anh said.

On the occasion, Anh invited Yu to visit Vietnam.

It is expected that a number of delegations from the RoK will come to Vietnam for cultural events in commemoration of the 1,000 th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi.

The RoK is one of the five countries posting the largest number of tourists to Vietnam, about 400,000 tourist arrivals each year.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Vietnam promotes tourism in Japan and RoK

In Uncategorized on May 21, 2010 at 5:13 pm

Vietnam promotes tourism in Japan and RoK

QĐND – Friday, May 21, 2010, 21:8 (GMT+7)

The Vietnam Culture and Tourism Festival will be launched in Japan and South Korea between June 22nd and 27th.

The event that will be co-organised by the International Cooperation Department and General Department of Tourism under the Culture, Sports and Tourism Ministry, Vietnam Airlines and involved agencies of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Quang Nam and Thua Thien-Hue is aimed to introduce Vietnamese culture and promote tourism, according to officials.

At this point, Japan and South Korea are Vietnam’s two major tourism markets.

During the festival, Vietnamese famous tourist destinations, unique cultural features and especially programmes on the celebration of the 1,000th Thang Long – Hanoi foundation will be displayed in Tokyo and Seoul.

In addition, a number of tourist exhibition-fairs, traditional cuisine events and traditional culture and arts performances will be held in Japan and South Korea.

Source: HNM/ Photo: tin180

Translated by Thu Nguyen 

Source: QDND

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RoK supports paediatric heart disease surgery

In Uncategorized on April 20, 2010 at 3:47 pm

RoK supports paediatric heart disease surgery

QĐND – Tuesday, April 20, 2010, 20:43 (GMT+7)

Four disadvantaged Vietnamese children born with heart disease on April 20 flew to the Republic of Korea for free heart surgeries with assistance from the RoK’s Sunny Korea.

They are this year’s first humanitarian surgeries worth 48,000 USD funded by Sunny Korea, the Vietnam Children’s Fund said.

Sunny Korea is scheduled to provide heart surgery for eight more Vietnamese children in August and November of this year.

The non-governmental organisation operating in health and education has provided surgery at a total cost of about 1.1 million USD for 110 Vietnamese children born with heart disease since 2002 through the Vietnam Children’s Fund.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Many exports to RoK see a sharp rise

In Uncategorized on March 29, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Many exports to RoK see a sharp rise

QĐND – Monday, March 29, 2010, 21:27 (GMT+7)

Most of exports to South Korea have seen a rise in the first months of 2010, bringing in US$ 203.54 million, up by 77.56 per cent year on year, according to statistics from the General Department of Customs.

Items that saw a sharp rise include means of transport and spare parts; garments, seafood and coal.

Means of transport and spare parts brought in the largest turnover of US$ 47.22 million in January or 23.2 per cent of the aggregate value of exports to the market and up by 227 per cent against the same time last year.

Garments ranked second with a turnover of US$ 29.2 million in the first two months, up by 115.23 per cent year on year.

Source: baocongthuong

Translated by Thu Nguyen 

Source: QDND

RoK tourism promoted in Hanoi

In Vietnam Travel on March 4, 2010 at 8:32 am

RoK tourism promoted in Hanoi

QĐND – Wednesday, March 03, 2010, 20:55 (GMT+7)

The Republic of Korea’s Nanta show (a kitchen utensils art performance) and its Everland tourism complex were introduced to Hanoi’s tour operators on March 2.  

The new tourism products were jointly presented by the RoK’s Ariang Tourism Service Company and the Hanoi Travel Club to attract more Vietnamese tourists to the RoK.

Ariang has been working closely with tourism companies in Hanoi and with airlines, particularly Vietnam Airlines, which plan to increase flights from Vietnam to Korea.

Tourism agents in Hanoi say that the number of Vietnamese tourists visiting the RoK is growing steadily.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

DPRK ends peace initiative toward RoK: analysts

In World on January 16, 2010 at 3:07 pm

A rare statement by Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) top decision-making body may herald a deep freeze in inter-Korean ties and a further delay in resuming nuclear disarmament talks, analysts said Saturday.

South Korean trucks carrying relief goods drive past a heavily fortified checkpoint near the inter-Korean border in Paju, north of Seoul, 2007.

The DPRK threatened Friday to break off all dialogue with Republic of Korea (RoK) unless Seoul apologises for allegedly drawing up a contingency plan to handle regime collapse in the communist state.

The powerful National Defence Commission (NDC), which is headed by leader Kim Jong-Il, denounced the alleged plan as a “crime,” vowing to stage a “holy war” against those responsible for it, blaming Seoul’s presidential Blue House.

Unconfirmed RoK news reports say officials have a blueprint to administer the North in the event of regime collapse, a coup or a popular uprising there.

The NDC said the “Emergency Ruling Plan” is aimed at bringing down the North’s socialist regime and was worked out by RoK’s authorities to complement a joint US-RoK military operation to overthrow the regime.

Unless Seoul apologises, it will be “thoroughly excluded from any dialogue and negotiations aimed at improving inter-Korean ties and securing peace and stability,” it said.

The NDC statement perplexed RoK’s authorities, coming only hours after Pyongyang’s Red Cross authorities said they would accept food aid, which the North had shunned for two years as political tensions with the South rose.

“We find it deeply regretful that DPRK took a threatening stance toward us, based on some unconfirmed media reports,” Unification Ministry spokesman Chun Hae-Sung said.

The ministry’s deputy spokeswoman Lee Jong-Joo downplayed the NDC statement, saying DPRK has “routinely protested” against contingency plans.

It was unclear from the NDC statement whether the North would participate in planned talks on Tuesday on revitalising a joint industrial estate, which would be a first inter-Korean contact this year.

The talks would serve as the first test to see “whether the latest warning would accompany real action,” according to Lee.

But analysts said the statement by the North’s most powerful body in effect reversed earlier peace offers made since last August when Pyongyang sent an envoy to mourn the death of former RoK’s President Kim Dae-Jung.

“The North believes the plan puts into a concrete form the scenario for reunification through absorption by the South,” Kim Yeon-Chul of the private Hankyoreh Peace Institute told AFP on Saturday.

“This statement marks an end” to DPRK’s peace initiatives taken following its second nuclear test in May last year, he said.

“The North will probably boycott all inter-Korean talks and relations will become worse. This will also have a negative impact on the six-party talks” on disarming DPRK, he added.

The North abandoned the six-party nuclear disarmament talks last April.

Pyongyang wants talks on a peace treaty with the United States and demands that sanctions be lifted before it returns to the six-party forum, grouping the two Koreas, China, the United States, Japan and Russia.

The US State Department has rejected an end to sanctions at this stage.

Yang Moo-Jin, a professor at the University of DPRK Studies in Seoul, said the rare NDC statement should be taken seriously as it carries “the very intent of Kim Jong-Il and it stands above all others.”

“Non-governmental contact between the two Koreas and international efforts led by China and the United States are required to calm the situation,” Yang said.


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