Seoul, 22 November 2021 (TDI): Jong Kun Choi, the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea (South Korea/ROK) received the President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado Quesada. The Costa Rican President is on a four-day state visit to South Korea. His wife is accompanying him for this state visit.

The Vice Minister took to Twitter, to welcome the Costa Rican President.

During his visit, he will meet the President of South Korea, Moon Jae-in. The two counterparts will discuss a range of global and bilateral issues. The meeting is expected to be tomorrow.

South Korea and Costa Rica intend to enhance bilateral economic cooperation in the fields of space and hydrogen technologies, particularly in the post-pandemic era.

South Korea and Costa Rica established diplomatic relations in 1962. Ever since, the ties have steadily morphed into a mutually beneficial relationship. The Costa Rican President said that Costa Rica aspires to become the South Korea of South America. In a tweet, he thanked the Vice Minister of Korea for the warm welcome, who received him upon arrival.

Strategic Partnership between Costa Rica and South Korea

The two partners collaborate politically, diplomatically as well as economically. They also signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) as an extension of the Korea-Central America FTA. Both the countries support democratic institutions and respect for human rights.

Costa Rica is one of the strategic partners of South Korea in Central America. This visit by President Carlos Alvarado Quesada will serve as a meaningful milestone in bolstering the ties between the two states.