Ambassador of Republic of Korea calls on the Prime Minister.

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Islamabad: H.E. Mr. Park Ki Jun, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Pakistan, called on Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif at the Prime Minister House today.

The Korean Ambassador congratulated the Prime Minister on behalf of the Korean leadership upon his re-election. The Prime Minister thanked the Korean leadership for the warm message of greetings that he received and expressed the desire to work closely to further strengthen bilateral ties.

The Prime Minister said that Pakistan and Korea 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. The Prime Minister also offered to enhance export of skilled manpower from Pakistan to meet Korea’s human resource needs.

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.