UAE President on state visit to South Korea

Anjali Sharma

GG News Bureau
United Arab Emirates President Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Tuesday announced that he will make a state visit to South Korea to discuss ways to expand cooperation in energy, defence and other areas.

Mohamed will visit South Korea for a summit with President Yoon Suk Yeol and meetings with business leaders on Tuesday and Wednesday, his office said in a press release issued.

It marks the first state visit to the country by a UAE President, media reported.

According to president’s office, 4 Air Force fighter jets will escort the UAE’s presidential jet, and Yoon will host a welcome dinner.

On Wednesday, an official welcome ceremony will feature an air show by the Air Force’s Black Eagles aerobatic team and traditional performances, media reported.

Yoon and Mohamed will then hold a summit to discuss cooperation in sectors that include energy, defence and investment.

During the 2 day visit, the UAE President will meet business leaders, including Samsung Electronics Co. Chairman Lee Jae-yong, Euisun Chung of Hyundai Motor Group and Chey Tae-won of SK Group, according to industry sources.

Yoon made a state visit to the UAE in January 2023, the first such visit by a South Korean leader since the two countries established diplomatic ties in 1980.

During the summit, Mohamed announced that UAE plan to invest $30 billion in South Korea and signed 13 memorandums of understanding covering energy, arms and climate change, among other sectors, official sources added.

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