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Contact: Julita Peter

Thursday, June 28, 2007 The government of the Republic of Korea continues to extend its hand of friendship and goodwill to Saint Lucia via two recent gestures. One gesture will benefit the Government Information Service GIS which is the recipient of part funding for procuring new equipment and the other beneficiary is the Ministry of Agriculture.

Those two commitments were reinforced Wednesday, June 27th, when the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea His Excellency Mr. Lin Byung Taik paid a courtesy call on Acting Prime Minister and Minister for External Affairs, Information and Broadcasting Honourable Stephenson King. Minister King says Korea's areas of interest coincides which the country's developmental priorities.

I do believe that it is truly a sign of the level of consciousness on the part of you, your government and your people and your determination to continue to lead in the establishment of a free and democratic world which we all subscribe to. I do know that in a number of instances we have been able to value the kind of support you've given us in the various sectors. In agriculture for example, I know you are working on a number of initiatives to assist that sector.

The Korean official also expressed his satisfaction with the bi-lateral relations between the two countries and congratulated Minister King on his new portfolios indicating that an amicable relationship has been set by his predecessor. A relationship he hoped will be upgraded to enable the two countries to undertake more joint initiatives.

His Excellency Ambassador Lin is based in Santo Domingo.

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