South Korean PM calls for support for Busan’s World Expo bid


Seoul, July 4 (BNA): South Korean Prime Minister Han Duk-soo attended the annual summit of Caribbean nations in Trinidad and Tobago and asked for their support for South Korea’s bid to bring the Expo 2030 World Expo to Busan. office said tuesday.

The office said in a press release that the annual conference of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) kicked off Monday (local time) in the country’s capital Port-of-Spain, bringing together leaders of the region. According to Yonhap Agency, among the participants are 13 BIE member states that can cast their votes at the fair.

This is the first time that a state-level responsible head of state from South Korea has attended the CARICOM event, which coincides with the 50th anniversary of the 15-member Regional Integration Gathering.

During the conference, Han also revealed a series of measures aimed at enhancing cooperation between South Korea and Caribbean countries, the office said. One such measure includes the creation of an agricultural technology platform designed to meet the challenges posed by climate change.

In addition, Han held talks with his counterpart from Trinidad and Tobago, Keith Rowley, and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, the office said.

The attendance is part of a week-long trip Han is set to take to Panama on Wednesday for a three-day visit, including a summit with President Laurentino Cortizo to boost cooperation in the areas of mineral resources, energy and infrastructure.

Before returning home, Han will stop briefly in the US city of Dallas on Friday, where he will meet with the overseas Korean community.

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