South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon to visit Bulgaria from October 24 to 26

Written by on October 16, 2017 in Bulgaria - Comments Off on South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon to visit Bulgaria from October 24 to 26

Korea’s Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon will visit Bulgaria this month. During his official stay from October 24 to 26 2017, he will meet both Bulgaria’s head of state, President Roumen Radev, and the country’s head of government, Boiko Borissov.

Both sides want to intensify their co-operation, especially regarding technology and science, including information technology. Talks are also expected to cover agriculture, among other areas.

The Speaker of Bulgaria’s National Assembly,  Dimitar Glavchev, has invited Lee to a dinner reception, at which the Bulgarian-Korean Chamber of Commerce will be founded.

Before coming to Bulgaria, Lee will visit Greece, to meet President Prokopios Pavlopoulos and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. The talks will be devoted to broadening Korean-Greek co-operation.

According to The Korea Herald, it is the first visit of a Korean Prime Minister in Greece, since the two countries established relations in 1961.

Lee assumed office in May 2017. He belongs to the Democratic Party of Korea and is 65 years old.

The Republic of Korea (‘South Korea’) has one of the strongest economies in Asia. Manufacturers such as Samsung, Kia and Hyundai export huge numbers of products to all parts of the world.

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