George Katrougalos concludes trip to S. Korea, sees new prospects for bilateral cooperation
New prospects for cooperation between Greece and South Korea in a number of sectors are emerging, Alternate Foreign Minister George Katrougalos said in an announcement about his visit to S. Korea on Sunday. The minister led a mixed government and business delegation to S. Korea on June 19-23, which took part in the 3rd Mixed Ministerial Meeting of Greece-S. Korea in Seoul.
This focused on bilateral cooperation and investment in shipping, tourism, agrifoods, energy, culture, research and technology. The ministerial was attended by the secretary generals of the Greek ministries of shipping and island policy, digital policy, tourism, media and other senior ministry officials.
Katrougalos also met 1st Vice Foreign Minister Cho Hyun, the Deputy Minister for Industries and Enterprise Moon Sung-wook, in charge of shipping, and helped inaugurate the Korean Importers Association (KOIMA) Exhibition, in which a number of Greek companies participated.
During his stay, he attended an event to mark the anniversary of the Korean War, met with the president of Hankuk University and its Greek Studies professors, gave a lecture on the future of Europe and met with representatives of the Greek community in South Korea.