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2019 KF Vision Sharing Program for National Development

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Date 2019-08-22 Event period 2019-08-04 ~ 2019-08-10 Read 68
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2019 KF Vision Sharing Program for National Development
In early August, the Korea Foundation hosted a 7-day visit by three high-ranking officials from Central and South America under the 2019 KF Vision Sharing Program for National Development.

The invited guests were Carlos Enrique Pérez García, Ecuador’s Minister of Energy and Non-renewable Resources; Costa Rican economist and politician Welmer Ramos González, who previously served as Minister of Economy, Industry and Commerce; and Luis Eduardo Rodríguez Villacorta, the Presidential Commissioner of Strategic Projects of El Salvador.

During their stay in Korea, the three guests visited the Seoul Transport Operation & Information Service (Seoul TOPIS) to observe South Korea’s sophisticated transport system, and met with Deputy Seoul Mayor Jin Hee-sun to discuss how to promote exchanges and cooperation between Seoul and their respective countries. They also met with President Hur Kyong-goo of the Korea Overseas Infrastructure and Urban Development Corporation (KIND) to share a list of potential business collaborations. Through a meeting with Executive Director Cho Byung-koo of the Global Knowledge Exchange and Development Center (GKEDC) and President Lee Mi-kyung of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), the guests enhanced their understanding of South Korea’s economic development and official development assistance.

They also visited the National Folk Museum of Korea to learn about the lives of commoners during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1897), and had a tour of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and Joint Security Area (JSA) in Panmunjom to get a first-hand impression of the division of the Korean peninsula and pray for peace. Finally, the delegation also visited the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS), the Korea Railroad Corporation (KORAIL), the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) and the POSCO Corporation as well as other institutions to discuss possibilities for cooperation.
KF 오리엔테이션/KF 이사장주최 오찬/TOPIS 방문/글로벌지식협력단지/서울시 부시장면담/에콰도르장관_현대/코스타리카_금감원/포스코_엘살바도르

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