Korean Premier to visit Lanka

The Prime Minister of Korea Chung Hong-won, is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka and the end of this month, the External Affairs Ministry said.A Ministry statement said that the South Korean Premier is scheduled to be in the country between 28 – 30 August. The Ministry said that the Korean authorities commended on the ability by the Sri Lankan labour force to be integrated into the Korean working culture expeditiously.  Both sides acknowledged that the expat labour community of Sri Lanka is a strong base of enhancing people to people inter-actions between the two countries.Sri Lanka ha also encouraged further the investment opportunities for Korean entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka and invited the participation of top business leaders of the Republic of Korea at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) Business Forum which would create a platform for the visiting business community to interact in a regional context as well as seeking more bilateral investment opportunities.  (Colombo Gazette) The Secretary to the Ministry of External Affairs, Karunatilaka Amunugama made the request to the 1st Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Korea Kim Kyou-hyun, the External Affairs Ministry said. Meanwhile the Ministry also said that Sri Lanka has requested Korea to extend the quota for Sri Lankan migrant workers in Korea noting the dual advantages generated by the expat labour community of Sri Lanka in stimulating the capacity of both economies.

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