Economic cooperation discussed at Kotzias’ meeting with South Korean counterpart

Regional developments and bilateral economic relations were at the center of a meeting between Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias and South Korean counterpart Kang Kyung Wha, in the first visit by a Greek foreign minister in the country on Saturday.

The two ministers agree to cooperate on issues of education, research, cyber-security and electronic government, in which South Korea has important comparative advantages. They also agreed to hold frequent meetings between the foreign ministries, both at a ministerial and technical level.

Concerning regional developments, Kang focused on what she described as the latest provocation from North Korea, which test-fired on Wednesday what it claims is a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile. The Korean minister explained the government’s initiatives to achieve dialog with North Korea and reiterated its commitment to the goal of full denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and the need to maintain communication channels to avoid undesirable levels of tension.
Kang also thanked Greece for its support on the issue.