[서울=뉴스핌] Reporter Kim Tae-hoon = President Yoon Seok-yeol announced that he would meet with his compatriots after arriving in London, England on the 20th (local time) and resume security cooperation and FTA revision negotiations to further solidify the foundation for supply chain and trade cooperation.
President Yoon, who arrived in London, England for a state visit, held a dinner meeting with about 190 compatriots as his first official schedule this afternoon.
|[서울=뉴스핌]President Yoon Seok-yeol is giving an encouraging speech at a banquet for compatriots held at a hotel in downtown London on the 20th (local time). [사진=대통령실] 2023.11.21 [email protected]|
President Yoon said, “Today, Korea and the United Kingdom are partners in the universal values of freedom, human rights, and the rule of law, and an economic community connected by the free trade market.” “We will continue to build it,” he said.
He went on to say, “We will resume negotiations to revise the Korea-UK FTA to further solidify the foundation for cooperation in supply chains and trade,” adding, “The horizons of cooperation between the two countries will be expanded to advanced science and technology fields such as AI, nuclear power, bio, space, semiconductors, and clean energy.” “We will also significantly expand it,” he emphasized.
President Yoon emphasized that this year marks the 140th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Korea and the United Kingdom, supporting the independence movement, and recalling the dispatch of 80,000 troops to protect the freedom of the Republic of Korea during the Korean War. He mentioned that since the 1970s, as Korean companies have actively entered the UK, there is currently a community of 40,000 Koreans residing in the UK.
President Yoon said, “Compatriots residing in the UK are active in various fields including trade, law, medicine, culture, and sports, increasing their contribution and influence in the local society,” expressing his gratitude to King Charles III’s interest and affection for Korea and Korean culture. expressed gratitude.
President Yoon said, “I ask that you continue to demonstrate greater capabilities in your respective fields, make greater contributions and serve British society, and become a strong bridge connecting Korea and the United Kingdom.”
President Yoon referred to the Overseas Koreans’ Office, which was launched last June, and said, “I know that 23 Korean schools in the UK are working on Korean language education, history, and culture education for the next generation of Koreans.” He also added, “The Overseas Koreans’ Office also supports the next generation of Koreans growing in the UK. “We will support them so that they can maintain their pride and pride in their home country, the Republic of Korea,” he promised.
Meanwhile, President Yoon, who visited the UK as the first state guest since King Charles III ascended the throne, will begin the official schedule for his state visit on the 21st.
After an official welcome ceremony, including a 41-gun salute and a review of the Royal Guard, President Yoon rides a carriage with King Charles III to Buckingham Palace and attends a luncheon hosted by the king.
Additionally, on the same day, President Yoon will deliver a speech in English at the British Parliament, detailing the future vision and direction of cooperation between the two countries.