Visit of Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman)
25 January 1999

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea, Mr. Kim Jong-Pil, will be coming on an official visit to Israel, from February 7-9, as the gust of Prime Minister Netanyahu. The guest will be accompanied by a delegation including, among others, the Minister for Science and Technology, Mr. Kang Chang-Hee, the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr. Sun Joun-Yung, the Vice Minister of Commerce, Industry and Energy, Mr. Choe Hong-Geon, and three members of the Korean National Assembly.

The Prime Minister of Korea will be the highest-ranking Korean official to visit Israel since relations were established in 1962. His visit is a reciprocation of that made by Prime Minister Netanyahu to Seoul, in August 1997.

Since the start of the decade, there has been a rapid development in the friendly relations and cooperation between Israel and Korea, in all spheres: political dialogue, economic ties, science and culture. The visit of Prime Minister Kim represents yet another step forward in the building of our relations with the Republic of Korea.

During his visit to Israel, the guest will meet with the President, the Prime Minister, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and other dignitaries. During the visit, an agreement for the protection of investments between Israel and Korea will be signed.