Colombia’s Foreign Minister Fernando Araújo Perdomo visits Korea
Jul 11, 2008
Source : Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
1. Colombia’s Foreign Minister Fernando Araújo Perdomo will visit Korea from July 13 to 15 to pay a courtesy call on President Lee Myung-bak and meet with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Yu Myung-hwan and Minister of Knowledge Economy Lee Youn Ho.
2. At the bilateral Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, the two Foreign Ministers will discuss ways to improve substantive cooperation between Korea and Colombia in the fields of energy, resources and infrastructure and also exchange eclectic opinions on ways to cooperate both at regional and international level.
3. Colombia has been developing traditional cooperative relations with Korea even before the establishment of political ties with Korea in 1962 by sending 5000 troops to Korea during the Korean War. Colombia’s Foreign Minister Fernando Araújo Perdomo is to visit the monument in Incheon commemorating Colombian soldiers participated in the Korean War and pay a floral tribute as soon as he arrives in Korea.
4. Colombia is a medium-sized country with the population of 47 millions, which is the third highest in Latin America, and also rich in resources. It is emerging as an attractive investment destination of Korean companies due to the recent improvement in the investment environment with enhanced public security.
5. It is the cooperation in the areas of energy, resources and infrastructure that holds a bright prospect. The upcoming visit of Colombia’s Foreign Minister Fernando Araújo Perdomo to Korea is expected to serve as an opportunity to revitalize cooperation between Korea and Colombia in the aforementioned areas.
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