UAE and South Korea discuss ties
seoul — The UAE and South Korea have agreed to strengthen cooperation and channels of communication between the countries.
The two nations stated that the follow-up measures taken after the bilateral summit during the official visit of South Korean President Moon Jae-in to the UAE in March last year, are being steadily implemented.
This was said during the first meeting of the Diplomatic and Security Dialogue at the level of the under-secretaries of the UAE and Korean Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defence, which was held in Seoul.
They discussed ways to develop strategic relations and enhance cooperation in the defence industry sectors. The two sides also tackled the current situation in the Middle East and the Korean Peninsula and cooperation on the international scene.
The UAE delegation was chaired by Matar Salim Al Dhaheri, undersecretary of the Ministry of Defence; and Ambassador Khalifa Shaheen Al Marar, Assistant Foreign Minister for Political Affairs, while the South Korean side was led by Vice Minister of National Defence, Suh Choo-suk, and Deputy Minister for Political Affairs, Yoon Soon-gu, of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Al Dhaheri and Al Marar hoped for the fostering of cooperation between the two countries in the diplomatic and security fields as they are pioneering partners in their efforts for peace and stability in the region.
Suh Choo-suk, South Korea’s Vice Minister for National Defence, expressed the hope the two countries would strengthen their relationship and further strengthen the mutually beneficial cooperation.
Yoon Soon-gu, Deputy Foreign Minister of South Korea for Political Affairs, described the meeting as a symbol of the close ties between the two countries that adds an institutional touch to their strategic cooperation. —