Ambassador to the Cook Islands resident in Wellington, Mr Changsik Kim, meets with Prime Minister Mark Brown in March. 23071426
Special Envoy of the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea, Dong-Man Han, will lead a delegation to the Cook Islands from Monday for engagements with Cook Islands government representatives.
The Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration
(MFAI), the Honourable Mark Brown, and Special Envoy to the Pacific Islands
Forum and Secretary of MFAI, Ms Tepaeru Herrmann are set to meet SE Dong-Man
and his entourage.
During his visit, SE Dong-Man will be accompanied by the
Republic of Korea's Ambassador to the Cook Islands resident in Wellington, Mr
Chang-Sik Kim, and officials from the Korea Institute of Ocean Science and
Technology, Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, and Officials from the Embassy in
SE Dong-Man's visit to Rarotonga follows discussions between
Prime Minister Brown and Republic of Korea President Yoon Suk Yeol within the
margins of the first Korea-Pacific Islands Leaders' Summit held in Seoul in
May, which was co-chaired by Prime Minister Brown and President Yoon.
This week's visit also follows an earlier visit to Rarotonga
by Ambassador Kim in March, when he presented his credentials to King's
Representative, His Excellency Sir Tom Marsters, and the two Governments
celebrated the 10th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between the Cook
Islands and the Republic of Korea during a co-hosted reception.
"We are pleased to be able to receive this visit by SE
Dongman and his delegation so soon after the May Leaders' Summit," said
"Our discussions will focus on translating discussions
between Prime Minister Brown and President Yoon, the Leaders' declaration and
shared aspirations into action, and tangible outcomes for our people in the
areas of fisheries and ocean resources, renewable energy, technology, film and
creative industries, and climate-resilient infrastructure. We will also discuss
how we might expand our cooperation in the multi-lateral fora.”