His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Tuesday received South Korea President Moon Jae-in.
Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince, and Shaikh Maktoum Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, were present.
During the meeting, Shaikh Mohammad reaffirmed that the UAE leadership, government and institutions are keen on expanding avenues of cooperation between the two friendly nations and bolstering economic, investment and cultural partnership with South Korea.
Shaikh Mohammad and Moon emphasised the importance of joint cooperative work in order to boost the relations to strategic partnership levels, which will serve the mutual interests of both peoples and the national economies of both countries.
The meeting touched on tourism exchange, with 140,000 South Korean tourists visiting the UAE in 2017 and 10,000 Emiratis visiting South Korea, while 1,600 South Korean students are currently enrolled in universities, institutions and schools in the UAE.
Moon stressed the depth of relations and cooperation between the UAE and South Korea, and expressed his thanks for the warm hospitality shown to him by Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid and His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
The meeting was attended by Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy; Reem Ebrahim Al Hashemi, Minister of State for International Cooperation; Suhail Mohammad Faraj Al Mazroui, Minister of Energy and Industry; Abdullah Saif Ali Al Nuaimi, UAE’s Ambassador to South Korea; Park Kang-ho, South Korea’s Ambassador to the UAE, and other officials.
Source: Gulf News