South Korean President Park Geun Hye will visit Vietnam next month to expand all-round cooperation between the two countries.
Japan's Kyodo News cited President Park's office as saying she will meet with Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang on Sept 9 and also hold talks with Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung during her five-day visit which will start September 7.
It will be Park's first state visit to Vietnam since she took office last February.
According to the President's office, top on the agenda will be talks on a "mutually beneficial" free trade agreement, and the strengthening of nuclear power and industrial technology cooperation.
"President Park's visit to Vietnam is expected to further promote bilateral relations that have improved to a considerable degree for about 20 years since the two countries established diplomatic ties," a statement said.
Park will visit Vietnam for talks expected to focus on economic cooperation after traveling to Russia from Sept 4-7 for a G-20 summit, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported.