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Yonhap News Agency reported that 25 RoK lawmakers, including members of the RoK-Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Association will pay a four-day trip to Hanoi, beginning on January 17 to participate in various exchange events.
In particular, lawmakers from both countries plan to hold a friendly football match at Hang Day Stadium Hanoi on January 18.
It will be the first time that RoK and Vietnamese lawmakers play football together. It will also be the first time that Vietnamese lawmakers play football with their counterparts from other countries, Yonhap noted.
The friendly relationship between Vietnam and RoK, attributed largely to the popularity of Park Hang-seo, the RoK head coach of the Vietnamese national football team, appear to be spreading to the political circles.
RoK lawmakers have so far held 11 friendly football matches with their Japanese counterparts but have never engaged in football diplomacy with lawmakers of other countries.
By Linh Bui