President Yoon Seok-yeol, who is on a state visit to Saudi Arabia, met with Crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohammed bin Salman on the 24th (local time) and had a ‘surprise’ exclusive chat.
Kim Eun-hye, senior secretary for public relations in the Presidential Office, said in a written briefing that day, “President Yoon had an exclusive chat with Crown Prince Bin Salman for 23 minutes starting at 12:10 p.m. that day.”
The meeting between President Yoon and Crown Prince Bin Salman was not planned in advance. Crown Prince Bin Salman made a surprise visit to the guesthouse where President Yoon was staying before attending the ‘Future Investment Initiative Forum’, which was President Yoon’s final visit to Saudi Arabia.
After a friendly chat, President Yoon rode next to the car driven by Crown Prince Bin Salman and went to the King Abdulaziz International Conference Center in Riyadh, where the forum was held.
Crown Prince Bin Salman also accompanied President Yoon to the forum event venue. Even during President Yoon’s speech and conversation, he remained in his seat until the end.
In his forum speech, President Yoon emphasized, “South Korea is an innovative and trustworthy partner with whom we can work together for안전놀이터 the future.” President Yoon said, “In a harsh environment, Arabian merchants made trust the top priority in transactions, overcoming numerous hardships and leading the Silk Road. Saudi Arabia was one of the first countries to believe in the potential of the Republic of Korea,” adding, “In the early 1970s, Korean companies and workers worked in three shifts 24 hours a day at the AlUla-Khaiba highway construction site in Saudi Arabia and successfully completed the construction within the scheduled time. Middle Eastern countries such as Saudi Arabia, who confirmed Korea’s diligence and trust, entrusted more construction work, which “The Republic of Korea, which had neither natural resources nor significant technology, became the starting point for creating the miracle of the Han River,” he explained. He also said, “The Republic of Korea pursues solidarity that grows together,” and “The Yoon Seok-yeol government is declaring becoming a global pivotal country as its national goal. Now, the Republic of Korea is sharing with many countries the experience of growing and developing through the support and support of the international community.” He declared, “We will significantly increase public assistance and technological and human exchanges to create a prosperous future together with the international community, including the Middle East.”
The ‘Future Investment Initiative Forum’, called ‘Saudi Arabia’s Davos Forum’, has been held every year since 2017 and invites not only CEOs and investors of global companies, but also heads of major countries and heads of international organizations to discuss global issues and share wisdom. It’s a seat. This year, the theme was ‘ The New Compass ‘, and high-ranking figures from the Saudi government and business community as well as representatives of global companies such as JP Morgan and Blackrock attended.