President Iohannis on a three-day official visit to South Korea


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Romanian President Klaus Iohannis will go on a three-day official visit to the Republic of Korea on Monday, upon the invitation of his counterpart, Yoon Suk Yeol, the Presidential Administration informs.

“The intensification of political-diplomatic contacts between the two states, the positive trend of bilateral trade, as well as the multitude of fields in which there is potential and mutual interest in collaboration are the main premises that underpin the decision to strengthen the Strategic Partnership between Romania and the Republic of Korea, on the occasion the official visit to Seoul, the first at the head of state level in the last 16 years”, states the same source.

In this context, the “Joint Declaration regarding the consolidation of the Romania – Republic of Korea Strategic Partnership“, a document that will establish the main directions of cooperation targeted by both sides for the next 10 years, will be adopted at the highest level.

The visit to South Korea will begin on Monday, with a wreath-laying ceremony at the National Cemetery in Seoul and an informative tour of Panmunjom (Joint Security Area) in the Demilitarized Zone.

On Tuesday, Klaus Iohannis will be received by his counterpart Yoon Suk Yeol. The political consultations between the two heads of state will focus on issues related to the consolidation of the Strategic Partnership, political-diplomatic cooperation and in the field of defense, the main regional and global challenges, as well as the promotion of sectoral areas, with an emphasis on the intensification of trade and investments in the field of energy green and nuclear, new technologies, IT&C, environment and climate change management, in infrastructure, health, education or other new fields.

In the presence of the President of Romania and the President of the Republic of Korea, a series of relevant documents will be signed for the consolidation of the bilateral relationship, regarding: defense, nuclear energy, investments and foreign trade, cooperation in emergency situations and disaster management, cooperation in the fields of culture, mass- media, youth and sport.

During the official visit to the Republic of Korea, the President of Romania will have a meeting with Prime Minister Han Duck-soo, an opportunity to point out the main objectives of the bilateral economic relationship and to evaluate the results of the 10th Joint Committee for Industrial Cooperation (Seoul, March 25, 2024).

On Wednesday, President Klaus Iohannis will visit the Doosan Enerbility Production Complex, Changwon, (Busan), where he will have a series of discussions with the main driving factors regarding the new challenges and opportunities in the field of renewable energy and small modular reactors (SMR).

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