March 1, 2021

Costa Rica and South Korea will analyze social solidarity economy and trade

An official delegation from South Korea will visit Costa Rica next week with the aim of strengthening commercial ties and sharing knowledge in social solidarity economy.

The Presidential House indicated this Friday in a press release that the Korean delegation, which will be in the country from July 8 to 12, will be composed of 60 officials, including mayors, government ministers and a deputy of the ruling party.

The official visit will have an agenda of issues of bilateral cooperation in the field of social solidarity economy, on which South Korea is a world reference.

Next Monday, Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado will hold a meeting with Korean representatives to discuss bilateral relations and issues such as cooperation, trade and sustainable development.

The Vice President of Costa Rica and Coordinator of the Council of Social Solidarity Economy, Marvin Rodríguez, stressed that this visit is a valuable opportunity to "nurture the experience of a leading country in the field of innovation and development of associative enterprises."

"Sharing with our Korean colleagues allows us to take a step forward in terms of public policies to respond to the challenges of the future of work, decarbonization and economic reactivation," said Rodriguez.

The group will be headed by the mayor of Seoul's Seongdong-gu district and president of the Korean Association of Local Governments for the Social Solidarity Economy, Chong Won O.

The delegation is also made up of the deputy for the Democratic Party of Korea and president of the National Social Economy Assembly, Kim Jung Ho, and the president of the Korean Foundation of Social Value and Solidarity, Reverend Song Kyong Yong.

The coordinator for Asia and the Middle East of the General Directorate of Foreign Policy of the Costa Rican Foreign Ministry, David Li Fang, indicated that the visit is a product of the strengthening of relations between both nations.

The authorities indicated that the objective is to share knowledge about smart cities, urban mobility, sustainable development, good business practices of cooperatives and a closer approach in the commercial nexus between Costa Rica and Korea.

As part of the agenda, the delegation will have meetings with different cooperatives and next Thursday, July 11, a framework agreement will be signed between the local governments of both nations.

While Friday July 12 will be in a meeting with authorities of the Ministry of Foreign Trade.

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