Egypt, South Korea PMs hold official talks
Monday، 24 November 2014 - 12:00 AM
Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab had talks with his visiting South Korean counterpart Jung Hong-won on Sunday 23/11/2014.
South Korea is keen to attend the economic conference Egypt is holding in March, Jung said during the meeting that was also attended by the Egyptian ministers of tourism, industry and trade, education, housing, electricity, higher education, foreign affairs and international cooperation along with a number of South Korean officials.
Egypt hopes South Korea increases its investments in the country in the coming phase, Mahlab said, shedding light on successful Korean stories in Egypt in car manufacturing and electronics.
Mahlab reviewed major development projects carried out in Egypt, including the Suez Canal region development and the New Suez Canal in addition to housing, roads, water treatment and sewage projects.
Egypt is also willing to boost cooperation with South Korea in technical education and training through the establishment of a Korean university in Egypt.
For his part, Jung said he hopes next year, which marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries, will witness further promotion of bilateral relations.
South Korea plans to open its first cultural center in the Middle East in Cairo, he said.
South Korea will seriously consider supporting Egypt's bid for 2016-2017 non-permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council, he added.