UAE and South Korea International cooperation
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, affirmed that: the relations between the UAE and South Korea have succeeded for decades in developing exemplary international cooperation in various fields, and this successful march has strengthened the partnership and mutual benefit between our two countries and pushed progress to broader horizons. It reflects the continuation of joint action, in a way that serves the interests and aspirations of our people for development and prosperity.
The International cooperation fields in UAE
His Highness added: The UAE is the first country in the Middle East to enjoy a special strategic partnership with the Republic of South Korea, and this partnership provided the opportunity to strengthen international cooperation in various fields, including economic, political, security, and food security cooperation, besides cooperation in the fields of health, culture, space, energy, and tourism. The stations of our bilateral relations are the signing of an agreement to establish the Barakah peaceful nuclear power plant in 2009.
The virtual Korean ceremony in the Emirates
This came during his speech at the virtual ceremony organized by the Embassy of the Republic of South Korea to the country, His Highness said: The celebration of the National Liberation Day of Korea, this year marks the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, which led to the development of international cooperation. Between the two countries, the relations between the two countries have witnessed steady growth since their inception and developed to the level of special strategic relations after the historical visits between the two leaderships.
The international cooperation during the COVID-19 pandemic
His Highness said: The past months have shown the importance of international cooperation in facing various challenges, and the UAE and Korea have provided a model for constructive international cooperation and strategic partnerships in dealing with the emerging coronavirus, which included the exchange of experiences and best practices, cooperation on medical supplies, and a true translation of the meanings of friendship and solidarity that proves common interests, goals, and values between the two countries.
South Korean investments in the UAE
His Highness added: The volume of non-oil bilateral trade between the two countries exceeded 4.9 billion in 2019, and over 40 South Korean companies invest in the UAE in various fields because of the international cooperation between the two countries, including finance, trade, and construction. The relationship between the two countries has developed since the inception of international cooperation.
Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi said in a speech during the virtual ceremony that the UAE and South Korea are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations, 4 decades full of achievements since the beginning of the international cooperation between the two countries, where the bilateral development witnessed an exceptional development in In various fields.
The UAE-Korean cultural dialogue
His Highness affirmed that the bilateral relations in the cultural field between the two countries witnessed a remarkable development because of international cooperation between the two countries, as the year 2020 witnessed the launch of the Emirati cultural dialogue in January, besides the Korean Center, which was inaugurated in 2016, which is an important edifice for cultural diplomacy in the country.
Korean experience in the Emirates
The UAE community has welcomed Korean culture after the success of the international cooperation between the two countries and was eager to get to know it closely through the Korean Festival in Abu Dhabi organized by the Korean Cultural Center annually since 2013, and we also see an increase in the demand by Zayed University students to learn the Korean language. At the King Sejong Institute and the Korean Club at the university, it is an opportunity to immerse our youth in Korean history and culture.
UAE and South Korea Diplomatic relations
The Ambassador of the Republic of South Korea to the country, KWON Yong woo, said that this year is witnessing the celebration of 40 years of diplomatic relations with the UAE since the beginning of international cooperation, the country led by the pioneering spirit and the UAE-Korean relations are rock-solid in a relationship based on trust and cooperation.