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South Korea announces plans to re-open embassy in Zambia in 2024


The South Korean government has announced plans to re-open its embassy in Zambia next year, authorities have revealed.

South Korea Prime Minister, Han Duck-soo, emphasized that this was to deepen the warm relations the two countries continued to enjoy.

Duck-soo made the announcement during a meeting with Foriegn Affairs and International Cooperation Minister, Stanley Kakubo, on the sidelines of the 173rd Session of the General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE).

According to a statement issued by Naomi Mweemba, the First Secretary for Press at the Zambian Mission in France, the 173rd session was part of the Intergovernmental organisations that oversee and regulates World Expos.

Mweemba said the meeting centered on reinforcing established bilateral relations and delved into strategic trade and investment areas agreed upon by both countries.

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“The meeting, built upon previous deliberations between President Hakainde Hichilema and Duck-soo in May 2023 in London, also discussed further opportunities for mutual cooperation,” she stated.

Mweemba said Kakubo arrived in Paris, France on Monday for the the General Assembly.

“The Minister who is accompanied by his Special Advisor, Muki Phiri, was received by Chargé d’Affaires Chrissy Hilweele and First Secretary Consular Cecilia Kangwa,” she added.

Mweemba stated that during the meeting Kakubo expressed satisfaction that both sides have made progress in the implementation of the plans set out in actualising the investment opportunities that existed between the two countries.

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