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President discusses cooperation with Mexican, Peruvian leaders

President Park Geun-hye held a series of summit talks with leaders from Mexico and Peru to discuss ways to boost bilateral cooperation, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Meeting on October 7 in Bali, Indonesia.

President Park Geun-hye (right) shakes hands with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on October 7 in Bali, Indonesia. (Photo: Cheong Wa Dae)

President Park Geun-hye (right) shakes hands with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on October 7 in Bali, Indonesia. (Photo: Cheong Wa Dae)


President Park Geun-hye (second from right) holds summit talks with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on October 7 in Bali, Indonesia. (Photo: Cheong Wa Dae)

President Park Geun-hye (second from right) holds summit talks with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on October 7 in Bali, Indonesia. (Photo: Cheong Wa Dae)


During the summit meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, President Park expressed her sympathy for the Mexican citizens recently affected by Hurricane Manuel. She said she is aware of Mexico’s heavy hurricane damage and expressed her hope of a quick recovery.

To help bring the two countries closer, President Park invited the Mexican leader to Korea and spoke on the various events that were held last year to mark the 50th anniversary of Korea-Mexico diplomatic relations.

On the same day, President Park held summit talks with Peruvian President Ollanta Humala to discuss ways to boost Korea-Peru cooperation.

President Park Geun-hye (right) poses for photos with Peruvian President Ollanta Humala on October 7 in Bali, Indonesia. (Photo: Cheong Wa Dae)

President Park Geun-hye (right) poses for photos with Peruvian President Ollanta Humala on October 7 in Bali, Indonesia. (Photo: Cheong Wa Dae)


President Park Geun-hye (right) holds summit talks with Peruvian President Ollanta Humala on October 7 in Bali, Indonesia. (Photo: Cheong Wa Dae)

President Park Geun-hye (right) holds summit talks with Peruvian President Ollanta Humala on October 7 in Bali, Indonesia. (Photo: Cheong Wa Dae)


President Park expressed her thanks to the Peruvian leader for his affection shown toward Korea. President Humala sent a special Peruvian envoy to President Park’s inauguration in February this year and he delivered a congratulatory speech at the Korean embassy in Lima, Peru, on October 3 in honor of Korea’s Gaecheonjeol or National Foundation Day.

President Park expressed her appreciation for the past 50 years of Korea-Peru diplomatic ties and said that she was pleased that bilateral relations were upgraded to become a comprehensive strategic partnership last year. She also hoped that various events and human resource exchanges designed to mark the 50th anniversary of Korea-Peru diplomatic ties could help bring the two peoples closer together.

By Yoon Sojung
Korea.net Staff Writer
arete@korea.kr

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