South Korea and Vietnam - Regional Programme Political Dialogue Asia
Vietnam's role in the Indo-Pacific is becoming increasingly important due to its rapid economic development, geostrategic location and diverse political connections. The development of relations between South Korea and Vietnam is an example of this. After being on opposing sides during the Cold War, both countries have sought close economic cooperation since the early 1990s. The diversity of connections between the two countries is a special feature of their relationship. The close economic ties, the influence of Korean pop culture and shared geopolitical challenges provide fertile ground for what has been officially a “comprehensive strategic partnership” since December 2022.