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Vice FM Republic of Korea holds follow-up consultations with African states


Seoul, 1 September 2021 (TDI): Vice Minister Choi from the Republic of Korea visited Morocco, Senegal, and Nigeria in August. His visit reinvigorated bilateral high-level exchanges with each country and hopes to develop bilateral relations by implementing the measures discussed during each visit.

On August 27, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Choi Jong Kun had separate meetings with Senegalese Ambassador to Korea, Mamadou Gueye Faye, Moroccan Ambassador to Korea, Chafik Rachadi, and Nigerian Ambassador to Korea, Ali Mohammed Magash. Each counterpart shared the outcome of Choi’s visit to three African countries, and hold follow-up consultations.

A 5th Korea-Africa Forum and the 2021 UN Peacekeeping Ministerial is expected to be held in Seoul, Korea, this December by Choi to have high-level participation of all three countries.

Meanwhile, Choi asked Faye to support Korean companies’ smooth business operations in Senegal. He also asked Rachadi that the Moroccan government should cooperate in finding the Korean war veterans and their descendants. 

Finally, Choi and Magashi discussed ways to advance their bilateral relations in maritime security cooperation in the Gulf of Guinea. Both agreed to hold the 6th Korea-Nigeria Joint Commission.

This occasion was the first vice-ministerial visit to Africa since the outbreak of COVID-19. Ambassadors expressed gratitude for Vice Minister Choi’s visit that acted as a bride of Korea’s diplomacy towards Africa to maintain deep cooperation and stronger bilateral relations.


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