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South Korean president to visit ČR, attend V4 summit

24 November 2015

Prague, Nov 23 (CTK) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye will pay a four-day visit to the Czech Republic in early December to meet Czech leaders, including President Milos Zeman and Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka, and attend a Prague summit of the Visegrad Four (V4) group of Central European countries.
"The goal of the official working visit is to assess the present state of bilateral relations, discuss their development and exchange opinions on crucial questions of the international scene," according to a document about Park Geun-hye´s visit, which the cabinet approved on Friday.
Prague wants to focus on further development of Czech-South Korean cooperation.
Park Geun-hye is scheduled to come to Prague at the invitation of Zeman on December 1. On the next day she is to participate in a bilateral programme within which several memorandums of understanding are to be signed by Czech and South Korean entities.
On Thursday, December 3, Park Geun-hye will attend the summit of V4, a group including the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.
She will leave the Czech Republic on December 4.
Sobotka (Social Democrats, CSSD) visited South Korea earlier this year.
According to the CzechInvest agency, South Korean companies have invested over 76 billion crowns through 29 projects in the Czech Republic so far, creating almost 12,000 new jobs.
In terms of the volume of investments, South Korea is the third largest foreign investor in the Czech Republic, after Germany and Japan.
($1=25.289 crowns)

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