Saturday, May 14, 2011

South Korean leader made official visit to Denmark this week

This wednesday, Queen Margrethe, accompanied by her sons Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim, her daughter in law, Princess Marie and sister Princess Benedikte welcomed South Korean President Lee Myung Bak to Denmark, the second stop on a week-long European visit.

Lee arrived from Germany where he has met with, among others, Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Christian Wulff.

The two-day visit in Denmark includes talks on trade, research and cooperation, including on green growth.
On Thursday, the president's final day in Denmark, he is set to meet with Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen.

Denmark is a member of the European Union, and on July 1st a free trade treaty between South Korea and the bloc was due to come into force. The Confederation of Danish Industry said it hoped to the free trade agreement would help triple Danish exports to South Korea, last year estimated to be worth almost 700 million dollars. France was the president's next and last stop.