Mitsotakis meets South Korean PM Han Duck-soo: Focus on shipping, trade, technology and clean energy

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and South Korean Prime Minister Han Duck-soo,

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his South Korean counterpart Han Duck-soo, currently on an official visit to Greece, reaffirmed the excellent level of bilateral relations between Greece and South Korea in a meeting held in Athens on Friday.

According to sources, their meeting was followed by talks between the two sides' delegations, at which the good level of bilateral relations and regional and international issues were discussed.

The sources noted that Greece and Korea are both naval countries that share common values, including a dedication to international law and the law of the sea.

The talks also discussed the prospects of strengthening and deepening bilateral economic cooperation following a meeting between Mitsotakis and S. Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol in New York, as well as a visit by Deputy Foreign Minister Kostas Fragogiannis to Seoul and a recent visit to Greece by a Korean business mission and their meeting with the Greek prime minister.

Mitsotakis spoke of the good prospects of the Greek economy after it regained an investment-grade rating and the investment opportunities in the country, especially in clean energy, the digital economy and technology.

He highlighted Greece's position as a bridge between Europe, Asia and Africa and a gateway to European markets. Earlier, the foreign ministries of the two countries signed a memorandum of cooperation calling for regular political discussions by senior officials.

Mitsotakis greeted the S. Korean premier with a reference to Greece's role in the Korean War and expressed his admiration for the country economic progress in recent decades, noting the potential for greater economic cooperation in shipping, trade, technology and clean energy.

Han Duck-soo, on his part, congratulated Mitsotakis on winning the elections in the summer and for "your leadership skills as regards transforming the Greek economy into the fastest-growing in Europe, nearly three times higher than the average..."

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