The Minister for Government Policy Coordination of the Republic of Korea, H.E. Koo Yun-cheol who visited Sri Lanka on a three-day official visit from 31st March to 02nd April paid a courtesy call on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat.
During his call on the President on 31st of March, Minister H.E. KOO Yun-cheol highlighted that in celebration of the 45th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between the Republic of Korea and Sri Lanka this year, both nations must explore means to further elevate the robust bilateral relations in a future-oriented way.
Considering the prevailing economic situation in Sri Lanka, he informed President Gotabaya that the Korean Government is focused on providing more employment opportunities to Sri Lankans in Korea.
He noted that deepening economic engagement is paramount to addressing economic challenges and harnessing synergetic opportunities in trade and investment. Minister H.E. KOO Yun-cheol further assured that he would encourage more Korean entrepreneurs to invest in Sri Lanka and share Korea’s technological expertise with Sri Lanka.
President Rajapaksa expressed his gratitude to the support and development assistance extended by Korea. He further requested economic cooperation along the lines of attracting more Korean investors to explore opportunities in Sri Lanka especially in the pharmaceutical, electronic and other value-added industries using raw materials readily available in Sri Lanka.
Both parties agreed to make progress in economic cooperation in a reciprocally beneficial manner in the post COVID-era. Korean Ambassador H.E. Santhush Woonjin JEONG, Director General for Development, Evaluation and Management Mr. CHOI Jae-Young and Secretary to the President Mr. Gamini Senerath attended the meeting.