South Korean President to visit Thailand next week

The South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Madame Kim Jung-sook have accepted an invitation to visit Thailand for three days from September 1. During the visit, President Moon will deliver a keynote speech at the Thailand-Korean Business Forum.

The president will meet PM Prayut Chan-o-cha in general discussions to strengthen the strategic partnership between the Republic of Korea and Thailand.

“The President will meet with His Excellency General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand, at the Government House to discuss ways to strengthen the strategic partnership between Thailand and the Republic of Korea in the areas of politics and security, economics and people-to-people exchanges and to enhance cooperation in the sub-regional and regional levels as well as in multilateral forums.”

South Korea is currently embroiled in a mini trade war with Japan and ongoing tensions with North Korea. It is estimated that 20,000-25,000 South Koreans work or live in Thailand whilst tourism from the southern Korean peninsula is still popular with 1.8 million visiting Thailand last year.

The announcement was made this morning by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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