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Korean ambassador ‘grateful’ for positive Phuket relations

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PHUKET: South Korea Ambassador to Thailand Chung Hae-moon today told Phuket Governor Tri Augkadachara that he was “grateful” for the positive support the Korean community in Phuket had received from the local authorities.

“We have been cooperating and coordinating very well between Honorary Consul Tosaporn Tephabutra, the law enforcement authorities and the Korean community.

“We have not yet faced any serious problems. Overall, I’m very positive about all the support and cooperation,” Amb Chung said.

The ambassador said he would like to see the Korean community continue to grow in Phuket.

“Many Koreans live in Phuket and many Korean tourists come here to see the natural attractions and to experience the hospitality of the Thai people.

“We also have very strong business relations between Thais and Koreans here. I am quite optimistic that the future of Korea and Phuket will be brighter than ever,” he added.

Governor Tri invited the ambassador to the upcoming Seafood Fiesta, to be held in August.

Smiling, Amb Chung answered: “I have to schedule a flight back for the cheaper seafood.”

After the conference, Amb Chung declined to comment about Phuket’s light rail project, which several Korean investors have expressed an interest in.

The deadline for formally applying to be invited to bid for the project is Thursday (June 16).

— Chutharat Plerin

 

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