Yonhap News Agency, Seoul, November 23. South Korean President Yoon Seok-yue held talks with visiting Kenyan President William Samoy Ruto at the Yongsan Presidential Palace on November 23.
This is the first visit to South Korea by a Kenyan leader in 32 years. Yin Xiyue said that Kenya is the gateway and logistics hub to enter the East African market, and it is also one of the core partners of choice for major Korean companies to enter Africa. Yin Xiyue said that since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 1964, Kenya and South Korea have maintained friendly relations under the banner of freedom and democracy and are traditional friendly countries. It is hoped that the two countries will take this meeting as an opportunity to further strengthen exchanges and cooperation and discuss in-depth cooperation plans in various fields.
Yin Xiyue congratulated Ruto on his inauguration as president and thanked him for choosing South Korea as the first Asian country he visited after taking office. Ruto said that the Kenyan side cherishes the brotherly and sincere friendship shown by the ROK side very much and does not take all such goodwill for granted. Ruto said that the two countries maintain a long-standing bond based on shared values and principles such as multilateralism. (Finish)
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