MOF(Minister Moon Seong-Hyeok) announced that it signed “Korea-Vietnam MOU on seafarer training” with Vietnamese Minister of Transport Nguyen Van The on 27 November (Wed), during the 1st Korea-Mekong Summit.
The MOU mainly consists of ▲ transfer of ships/equipments for seafarer on-the-job training ▲ exchange of technology/experience/information for maritime affairs/seafarers education ▲experts/trainee exchange, joint study and training. In particular, the MOU includes ODA project* on free transfer of Vessel HANNARA(3,640ton, built in 1993), training ship of Korea Maritime and Oceans University, which was requested by the Vietnamese summit during the Korea-Vietnam Summit meeting on March 2018.
The Minister invited the Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to Busan Port and its Distriparks on 25 November (Mon) during the ROK-ASEAN Special Summit, where the Minister himself guided the Prime Minister around, and requested Vietnam’s cooperation to support Korean companies’ participation in Vietnam’s Lach Huyen New Port Development Project.
Also, Minister Moon proposed the two countries create Korea-Vietnam high-level joint ocean committee and hold regular meeting in order to discuss comprehensive areas of oceans and fisheries.
MOF Minister Moon Seong-Hyeok said “he expects that the MOU, signed on the margins of ROK-ASEAN Special Summit, can improve practical cooperation between the two countries in the fields of maritime affairs, shipping and ports.”