Islamabad: At the invitation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Mr. Chung Hongwon, Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea is scheduled to visit Pakistan from April 13-16. This would be the first Prime Minister level visit to Pakistan from the Republic of Korea since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1983.
During the visit Chung Hongwon will call on the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan. He 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.
Over the years, relations between Pakistan & the Republic of Korea in various fields have deepened and 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, hydel/thermal power and infrastructure projects etc.
This visit will offer opportunities to both countries to exchange views on wide ranging bilateral, regional and international matters of mutual interest. The two sides will also discuss ways & means for further strengthening cooperation in diverse areas particularly in expanding bilateral trade and enhancing investments in Pakistan.
Prime Minister of Republic of Korea’s visit would be of special significance and would impart new impetus to the existing friendly relations between the two countries.