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European Tour by Foreign Affairs Minister

The South Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs begins today a tour of Europe which will take him to Austria, Turkey, Italy and finally to the Vatican.

During a regular briefing yesterday, Deputy Ministry Spokesperson Ahn Eun-ju said Park Jin will hold bilateral talks with relevant countries during his trip, which will continue until March 2. august.

His first destination is therefore Austria, where he will discuss with Alexander Schallenberg, Federal Minister for European and International Affairs, the strengthening of economic security, industrial cooperation in the field of advanced technology and cultural collaboration. In addition, Park will take the opportunity to promote Busan’s bid to host the 2030 World Expo to prominent Austrian personalities.

The head of diplomacy of the country of the Morning Clear will then travel to Turkey on July 29, where he will meet his counterpart, Hakan Fidan, to take stock of the joint recovery and reconstruction efforts after the devastating earthquake that has more than 50,000 victims.

Park Jin will then fly to Italy on July 31, where he will be received by Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani. Their discussions will focus on economic cooperation, especially in the field of space and aviation. In addition, they will explore ways to strengthen collaborative efforts on the international scene, especially as Italy will host the G7 summit next year.

Before returning to Seoul, the Minister will meet Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, as well as Paul Gallagher, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Holy See.

This article is originally published on world.kbs.co.kr

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