South Korea and Mozambique plan to boost relations

5 June 2013

South Korea and Mozambique plan to increase their economic and social cooperation relationship, said President Park Geun-Hye and President Armando Guebuza in official talks held in Seoul.

According to Mozambican news agency AIM, talks held as part of the Mozambican head of state’s official visit to South Korea were used to identify areas that will open up opportunities for political and diplomatic cooperation.

At an official lunch, the Korean President, Park Geun-Hye, noted that Mozambique was a country with enormous potential and said that training being carried out at the Nova Villa centre in Mozambique was “a clear sign of the cooperation that we plan to boost between the countries,” as, she said, “it was through initiatives of this kind that South Korea managed to end hunger in the 1960s.”

Guebuza said that the differences in the levels of development of the two countries should serve to boost cooperation, as ending poverty in Mozambique requires human resources training.

On Tuesday the Mozambican head of state met with Kim Yung-Mok, president of the Korean International cooperation Agency (Koica) and the chairman of the South Korean Export Import Bank (ExIm), Kim Yong-Whan. (macauhub)