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Dominican president to visit Seoul

Korea Times

Dominican President to Visit Seoul

By Ryu Jin, Staff Reporter

14 June 2006

President Leonel Fernandez of the Dominican Republic is to visit South Korea from June 29 to July 1, Chong Wa Dae announced Wednesday.

Fernandez, who would be the first head of state of the Dominican Republic to visit Seoul since the establishment of bilateral diplomatic ties in 1962, is to hold a summit with President Roh Moo-hyun on June 30 to discuss ways to enhance practical cooperation in the economic, trade and technology fields, presidential spokesman Jung Tae-ho said.

The Dominican Republic, with a population of 9.2 million and a per capita gross domestic product (GDP) of $1,975, has one of the Caribbean region’s fastest growing economies.

Fernandez began his second four-year term as president in August 2004.

During his stay, the Dominican leader is also to visit Taedok Science Town in Taejon, a Samsung Electronics plant in Suwon and Kyobo Book Store in downtown Seoul.

He is also to receive an honorary doctorate from the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul.

Fernandez will also sign a number of official documents, including a memorandum of understanding on guaranteeing bilateral investment.