President Saakashvili holds visit to South Korea
The South Korea`s example shows that Georgia is on its right way to development, President Saakashvili said after the meeting with his South Korean counterpart Lee Myung-bak in Seoul on Wednesday. The two sides during the talks stressed the similarity between the two countries and significance of future relations particularly in the spheres of energy and tourism.
The two presidents also discussed joint projects. As reported, Korean businesspersons plan to construct a 25-storey hotel in Georgia`s Black Sea town of Batumi and a new hospital in capital Tbilisi. An agreement has already been achieved with business representatives on constructing two new hydro electric stations in Georgia. Seoul-Tbilisi direct flights are also intended to be launched.
The two sides also agreed to open a South Korean embassy in Tbilisi as the Georgian embassy is already operating in Seoul.
Another field South Korea is interested in Georgia is energy. South Korean companies are involved in constructing two hydro electric power stations in Georgia.
The two countries have agreed to cooperate in the sphere of education as well. As reported, after the South Korean visit, Georgia`s education ministry intends to undertake ping-pong classes at schools. South Korean sportswoman Sung Yang Ni is expected to head the process in Georgia.
With the meeting with his counterpart, Mikheil Saakashvili finished his visit to South Korea.