SEJONG, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – Businessmen from South Korea and Uzbekistan held a meeting in Tashkent on Monday to push for greater cooperation between the two nations, Seoul’s finance ministry said.
The meeting, also attended by government officials from the both sides, including South Korean Finance Minister Kim Dong-yeon, was arranged to hear the voices of businessmen.
Representatives of South Korean companies such as GS Engineering & Construction Co. and Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. attended the meeting.
Kim is set to hold a finance minister meeting this week as part of an ongoing effort to further enhance bilateral ties and cooperation between the two countries
Finance Minister Kim will hold a meeting with Uzbekistan’s Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov in Tashkent on Tuesday.
Their planned talks are a follow-up measure to a summit meeting between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev in November of last year, it added.
As part of efforts to upgrade the countries’ bilateral relationship, the two leaders agreed to expand exchanges between ranking government officials and also expand areas of cooperation.
Moon and Mirziyoyev reaffirmed their joint efforts to further develop South Korea-Uzbekistan ties and also boost their economic and trade relations.