PM Invites South Korean President to Visit Pakistan

Mon May 13 2024
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LAHORE: Park Ki Jun, Ambassador of Korea to Pakistan has called on Pakistan’s Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif at the Prime Minister House, PM’s office said on Monday.

The Korean Ambassador has congratulated the Prime Minister on behalf of the Korean leadership upon his re-election, the statement added. Shehbaz Sharif thanked the Korean leadership for the warm message of greetings that he received and expressed the desire to work to further strengthen bilateral ties between the two nations.

The Prime Minister said that Korea and Pakistan enjoy good relations, particularly in trade and investment. He said both countries had cooperated since the early 1960s for economic development and conveyed admiration for Korea’s remarkable transformation into a modern technologically advanced economy. He added that Pakistan was keen to learn from Korea’s experience of industrialization and SME sector growth as well as in the field of IT including artificial intelligence.

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To promote mutually beneficial trade, he proposed the exchange of business delegations between Seoul and Islamabad. In this regard, the Prime Minister said that he would instruct relevant Cabinet Ministers to coordinate with the Korean side to discuss existing investments by Korean companies as well as to explore new opportunities.

The Prime Minister also extended an invitation to President Yoon Suk Yeol to undertake an official visit to Pakistan.

The Korean Ambassador thanked the Prime Minister for receiving him and conveyed the desire of the Korean government to enhance its bilateral cooperation with Pakistan in a number of areas of mutual interest, particularly trade, investment, IT, culture, tourism and people to people exchanges.

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