Islamabad, 21 August 2022 (TDI): From 22-25 August 2022, a delegation of the Republic of Korea’s Parliamentarians led by the head of the Korea-Pakistan Parliamentary Friendship Group in the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea to Pakistan, Lee Hack Young, will visit Pakistan.

The purpose of the trip is to improve parliamentary ties between the two countries. Parliaments of both countries share unanimity of views on multinational Parliamentary Forums like the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA), and the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA).

The visit of Korean Parliamentarians will improve bilateral ties between the two nations.

Agenda of the visit

On 23 August, the members of the Pak-Republic of Korea PFG will hold official discussions with the convener of the National Assembly and the Korean parliamentarians.

The Korean delegation will meet with the President of Pakistan and the Chairman of the Senate on 24 August.

On the same day, they will tour the Pakistan Monument and other cultural sites in Islamabad.

Pakistan’s relations with the Republic of Korea¬†

The relations between the two Asian nations have developed and improved since the 1980s.

Republic of Korea and Pakistan both have embassies in Seoul and Islamabad, respectively.

In recent years, a notable improvement in bilateral collaboration between the two countries has been seen. The two nations deepen their ties in many areas, from tourism to the military.

Recent developments in bilateral cooperation

Pakistan became a member of the Seoul-based Global Green Growth Institute in 2021.

In the same year, the Institute of Strategic Studies in Islamabad (ISSI) and the Institute of Foreign Affairs & National Security (IFANS) in Seoul, South Korea, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding.

Moreover, a transfer of Sentenced Persons Agreement was inked between Pakistan and the Republic of Korea in the same year.

Over 60 members of a delegation of Korean Buddhist pilgrims led by the President of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism, Ven. Wonhaeng, visited Pakistan to foster cultural exchange between the two countries and to promote religious tourism, particularly Buddhist tourism, in the nation.

In addition, Pakistan and Republic of Korea are looking at several opportunities for future collaboration, particularly in technology, commerce, defense, and Research and development.