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, 000th 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.