The Fiji TimesKorea reaffirms dedication to develop relations with the Pacific

The Republic of Korea has reaffirmed its dedication to extend relations and co-operation with the Pacific – together with Fiji via our partnership of the Republic of Korea-Pacific Island Discussion board Cooperation.

The Republic of Korea’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Fiji, Park Younger-kyu, paid a courtesy go to to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation, Viliame Gavoka and the Assistant Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation, Alitia Bainivalu, this week.

He shared Korea’s plans to host the primary Korea-Pacific Islands Summit in 2023.

A media launch from the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation mentioned throughout the first half of 12 months, Korea additionally meant to have a non-public sector enterprise delegation to Fiji to advertise not solely government-to-government, however business-to-business relations.

Mr Gavoka shared the Authorities of Fiji’s dedication to rising the over 50-year friendship and co-operation Fiji shared with Korea.

“The Northern Pacific – together with Korea – is a crucial associate of Fiji. And our long run goal is to diversify markets and take a look at extra locations along with conventional ones. This can be a starting for us — however we’re long-time buddies with plenty of alternatives to stay up for,” mentioned Mr Gavoka.

Additional discussions passed off on the potential of resuming direct flights between Fiji and Korea – given the altering Korean market demographics who search distinctive locations that serve the household and honeymoon market.

The Korean Embassy additionally took the chance to temporary the Ministers and Everlasting Secretary for Tourism on Korea’s bid to host World Expo 2030 in Busan.

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