RoK First Lady meets Vietnamese students

Tuesday, 2018-03-20 12:08:23
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The First Lady of the Republic of Korea Kim Jung-sook poses for a photo with Vietnamese students. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – The First Lady of the Republic of Korea Kim Jung-sook has received 15 Vietnamese students at the presidential Blue House ahead of the visit of her husband, President Moon Jae-in, to Vietnam from March 22 – 24.

Beginning the conversation by saying hello in Vietnamese, Kim introduced the students to the RoK’s writing script and important facts about their socio-economic development.

She took her guests on a tour of the Blue House, including the President’s working room, and briefed them on the building’s architecture, highlighting the architectural similarities between Vietnam and the RoK.

The First Lady joyfully talked about the Vietnamese students’ interest in her country’s educational system and their decision to further their studies there.

Expressing her empathy with the group on the difficulties of living away from home, Kim wished the Vietnamese students success and believed they will become a bridge connecting the two nations.

She recalled her trip to Vietnam’s central city of Da Nang in November last year and said she is happy that Korean culture has been warmly welcomed in the Southeast Asian country.

Vietnamese culture is also thriving in the RoK, Kim said, adding that she and her daughter often eat Vietnamese dishes like pho (noodles served with beef or chicken) and bun cha (grilled pork and noodles).

On behalf of the Vietnamese students, Ta Le Huyen, who is studying at the Kyung Hee University, briefed the First Lady on Vietnamese student communities in the RoK.

Huyen expressed her hope that the RoK’s Government and universities would offer more scholarships to Vietnamese students.

After the meeting, the guests were treated to a lunch of pho and bun cha.