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PM emphasizes S. Korea’s commitment to global challenges at Davos forum

Prime Minister Han Duck-soo emphasized South Korea’s commitment to playing a leading role in the global fight against challenges during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, his office said Thursday.

Han participated in the annual meeting o…

Prime Minister Han Duck-soo emphasized South Korea's commitment to playing a leading role in the global fight against challenges during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, his office said Thursday. Han participated in the annual meeting of government and business leaders with the theme "Rebuilding Trust" on Wednesday (local time). The five-day event brought together around 2,800 leaders from government, business, civil society and academia to discuss pressing global challenges. During the session on the Pacific region, the prime minister discussed ways with participants to promote inclusive and sustainable development in the region, the office said in a press release. He reiterated the importance of strengthening cooperation to address various challenges faced by the region, such as utilizing the U.S.-led Indo-Pacific Economic Framework to maintain close coordination with major partners. Han also participated in two closed-door sessions that brought together world leaders to address challengin g issues, such as regaining trust in the global community and artificial intelligence. On the sidelines, Han held a bilateral meeting with Mongolian Prime Minister Luvsannamsrai Oyun-Erdene to discuss ways to strengthen cooperation in fields such as infrastructure. The prime minister also met with his Slovakian counterpart, Robert Fico, expressing hope for more local companies to contribute their expertise to the development of the central European country. Additionally, Han met with a group of CEOs from leading multinational companies, including Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey and Adam Selipsky, the CEO of Amazon Web Services, and encouraged them to take a keen interest in South Korea. Han is scheduled to attend more sessions Thursday and hold a meeting with WEF Chairman Klaus Schwab before returning home. Source: Yonhap News Agency