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President-elect Park pledges to support trade, business

President-elect Park Geun-hye told of her will to help the country expand its trade volume. At a meeting with executive members of the Korea International Trade Association (KITA) in Seoul on February 20, the president-elect said she will do her utmost to solve difficulties in trade so that Korea can reach a trade volume of USD two trillion.

President-elect Park Geun-hye (second from left) meets with members of KITA on February 20 (photo: Yonhap News).

President-elect Park said she is well aware of traders’ efforts and their role in building Korea as one of the world’s leading trading countries today. Park expressed her thanks to the KITA executives for their endless efforts to make the country the world’s seventh largest exporter, with its trade volume reaching USD one trillion.

“The incoming administration will strive to solve difficulties in trade and provide effect support for 70,000 Korean traders,” she said, “so that Korea can usher in the era of a trade volume worth USD two trillion.”

President-elect Park Geun-hye (left) meets members with the Korea Employers Federation on February 20 (photo from the homepage of President-elect Park Geun-hye).

President-elect Park emphasized employment stability at a meeting with members of the Korea Employers Federation (KEF) later that day.

Park urged the KEF business leaders to maintain employment stability and workers to make more efforts, saying “everyone needs to work harder despite economic difficulties.”

“The incoming administration will do its best to generate more jobs and create a win-win environment for labor management,” said Park. She also called for business leaders to share the burden by mentioning “growth through job stability.”

By Yoon Sojung

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