Vietnamese Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien and Korean Minister of Health
and Welfare Park Neung-hoo held talks and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
on bilateral cooperation in Seoul on March 14.
Vietnamese Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien (L) and Korean Minister of
Health and Welfare Park Neung-hoo
Tien said Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) have seen cooperation between
their hospitals and medical schools for many years.
Vietnam wants to partner with the RoK in training for medical profession
certification, building a financial mechanism for the health sector, including
health insurance, and improving public health, she added.
The signing of the new MoU is essential for the two sides to discuss specific
and most feasible cooperation in the field, she noted.
Park said the acceptance of each other’s medical profession certification should
be considered despite differences in their training curricula.
He said the RoK is willing to share information with Vietnam on health insurance
and public health improvement. The two sides could also collaborate in producing
medicine, the Korean minister suggested.
Earlier, the Vietnamese delegation attended the opening of the 10th Global
Healthcare and Medical Tourism Conference (Medical Korea 2019).-VNA