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Saudi Arabia, Korea issue joint communique following official visit of HRH Crown Prince to the Republic of Korea

Seoul, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Republic of Korea have issued a joint communique on the occasion of the official visit of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to the Republic of Korea.

Following is the text of the communique:

"At an invitation of President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea and inspired by the interest of the two leaders: the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and His Excellency President Moon Jae-in to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries, His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, made an official visit to the Republic of Korea from 26 - 27 June 2019 where he was received at the airport by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea Lee Nak-yeon.

President Moon Jae-in held in-depth discussions with HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on the future of the bilateral relations in addition to regional and international issues.

They agreed to expand the zone of cooperation between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Republic of Korea in all aspects of bilateral ties as follows:

First:

Enhancing vision 2030's partnerships:

1 - Aware of the importance of the strategic partnership which has first developed through the energy and infrastructure zone since the establishment of diplomatic relations between their two countries in 1962, President Moon Jae-in and HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud expressed satisfaction over expanding the fields of bilateral cooperation to cover all fields, including the fields of healthcare, medical services, communication and information technologies, culture and education as per the Kingdom's vision 2030.

2 - President Moon Jae-in confirmed the support of the Korean government for the Saudi vision 2030 which is proceeding under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. The two sides recognize the existence of a joint interest between them to enhance the vision 2030 partnerships through the Saudi Korean vision 2030 committee. They also agreed to expedite the pace of cooperation to achieve that vison through efforts which include establishing Seoul Riyadh Vision Achievement Office.

Second:

Enhancing effective and mutual cooperation of the new economy:

3 - The two sides agreed to diversify and expand bilateral cooperation in the field of new industries which meet the requirements of the 4th industrial revolution era, and in particular, they agreed that the two States will exert joint efforts to create job opportunities for the youths in the two countries, topped by the fields of future modern industries including environment-friendly automobiles, robot industries, information technology, communications, 5th generation technologies.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

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