Korean PM to pay first ever visit to Pakistan on April 13-16

ISLAMABAD, April 8, IRNA -- Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea, Chung Hongwon, is scheduled to visit Pakistan from April 13-16, at the invitation of his Pakistani counterpart, an official announcement said Tuesday.

This would be the first Prime Minister level visit to Pakistan from the Republic of Korea since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1983, the Foreign Ministry said.

This visit offers opportunities to both countries to exchange views on wide ranging bilateral, regional and international matters of mutual interest.

During the visit, Chung Hongwon will be the Chief Guest at the “Korea Pakistan Investment Cooperation Forum” jointly organized by Board of Investment, Pakistan and Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) on April 14, 2014 in Islamabad. He will call on the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan.

The two sides will also discuss ways and means for further strengthening cooperation in diverse areas particularly in expanding bilateral trade and enhancing investments in Pakistan, the Foreign Ministry said.

The Korean Prime Minister’s visit would be of special significance and would impart new impetus to the existing friendly relations between the two countries, a statement said.

Over the years, relations between Pakistan and the Republic of Korea in various fields have broadened.

Bilateral trade figure of US $1.341 billion speaks of growing economic and trade ties between the two countries.

Many Korean companies are investing in Pakistan in the areas of chemical industry, hydro/thermal power and infrastructure projects etc.

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