Yonhap News Agency, Seoul, November 22 (Xinhua) South Korean Foreign Ministry said on the 22nd that Foreign Minister Park Jin held talks with visiting Kenyan Foreign Minister Alfred Mutua on the same day to discuss ways to deepen bilateral practical cooperation and multilateral cooperation.
Mutua accompanied Kenyan President William Samoy Ruto on his visit to South Korea. Park Jin said at the meeting that since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1964, the friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries have continued to develop, and he looked forward to the Kenyan President's visit to South Korea after 32 years to push the bilateral friendly and cooperative relations to a higher level.
Park Jin said that Kenya is a logistics and economic hub in East Africa, and also an important economic and development partner of South Korea. He hoped that the two countries will further strengthen cooperation in the fields of economy, development cooperation, nuclear energy, and personnel exchanges. Mutua expressed the hope that the South Korean side will increase investment in Kenya, and that the two countries need to deepen cooperation in the fields of agriculture, health, military industry, and personnel exchanges.
Park Zhen also appreciated Kenya's leading role in resolving African disputes and other issues as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council from 2021 to 2022, and called on Kenya to support South Korea's election as a non-permanent member of the Security Council from 2024 to 2025 and Busan's bid to host the 2030 World Expo . Mutua expressed deep concern over unprecedented provocations such as North Korea's launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), and agreed with the need for a united response from the international community. (Finish)
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