Park Byeong-seug focused on enhancing economic and inter-parliamentary cooperation during the meeting with the President of Tajikistan.
On April 1, Speaker of the National Assembly (Parliament) of the Republic of Korea Park Byeong-seug paid an official visit to the capital of Tajikistan. He had the meetings with President Emomali Rahmon and Chair of the upper house of Parliament Rustam Emomali, the press office of the President of Tajikistan reports.
Emomali Rahmon and Park Byeong-seug discussed the prospects for building the potential of the Intergovernmental Commission on trade and economic cooperation. Particular attention was paid to strengthening contacts with the Economic Development Cooperation Fund.
The parties dwelt on the promising vectors of foster relations, in particular in the use of natural resources of Tajikistan, investments and concessional loans of South Korea to Tajik economy.
The emphasis was placed on the need to expand cooperation in the tourism sector. Emomali Rahmon and Park Byeong-seug agreed to consider the possibility of launching direct flights between the two states and enhancing contacts in the health sector amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The President of Tajikistan said currently over 200 young people from Tajikistan studied at higher educational institutions in South Korea. In this regard, the possibility of increasing the quotas of students was discussed.
The main issues under discussion included counteraction to terrorism, extremism, radicalism and illegal drug trade.