HÀ NỘI — Speaker of the Republic of Korea (RoK) National Assembly Kim Jin-pyo and his spouse will lead a high-level RoK delegation to pay an official visit to Việt Nam between January 12-18, 2023. The visit was made at the invitation of the Chairman of Việt Nam National Assembly Vương Đình Huệ, deputy spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Phạm Thu Hằng said on Thursday. This is the first visit to Việt Nam by Speaker Kim since he took the office in July 2022, and the first visit by a high level leader from the RoK to Việt Nam after the two countries upgraded to a comprehensive strategic partnership during President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc’s State visit to the RoK in December 2022, Hằng noted. During the visit, the leader of RoK National Assembly is expected to hold talks with Chairman of the National Assembly Vương Đình Huệ, hold meetings with key Vietnamese leaders, and visit a few Vietnamese localities, according to the foreign ministry. The 2023 WEF Davos, under the theme of cooperation in the fragmented world, takes place as the cooperation between Việt Nam and WEF is increasingly enhanced, and the two sides’ leaders are stepping up exchanges.