Kalonzo meets South Korea premier

July 9, 2012
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Musyoka lauded efforts by the Republic of Korea in assisting Kenya in the provision of scholarships to students pursuing studies in Asian country/VPPS

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 9 – Kenya will continue to cooperate with South Korea in the development of education and agriculture, Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka has said.

Musyoka lauded efforts by the Republic of Korea in assisting Kenya in the provision of scholarships to students pursuing studies in Asian country.

“I must thank the Korean government for its gesture in the provision of scholarships to Kenyan students especially in the fields of technology and agriculture among other areas,’’ he said.

Speaking at his Jogoo House office when he received Korea’s Prime Minister Kim Hwang Sik, the Vice President said it is only through development of education and agriculture that the needs of a country can be attained.

He urged the Korean government to consider investing in the infrastructure development, tourism and ICT among other areas of interest in Kenya.

On his part, Kim assured of strengthened relations between his country and Kenya in various fields.

He said the direct Korean flights to Nairobi have greatly boosted the economic development of the two nations as businessmen can directly link the two nations without any hitch.

Upon arriving in the country on Sunday, the Prime Minister toured Lake Naivasha, Geothermal plant which is being upgraded by the Korean government and Korean businessmen in Kenya.

Present were Tourism Minister Danson Mwazo, First Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Amb. Ahn Ho-Young, Vice Minister in the Prime Minister’s office, Kim Suk Min, Korean Ambassador to Kenya, Kim Chan-Woo and Home Affairs Permanent Secretary, Dr Ludeki Chweya among others.

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